Adaptation and validation of the work-family conflict and family-work conflict scales in Portuguese nurses: 10-item version

Clara Simães*, Scott McIntyre, Teresa McIntyre

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Abstract

This study presents the adaptation and validation of a Portuguese version of the Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict scales for nurses. Participants were 310 female hospital-based nurses, from the northern region of Portugal. The assessment protocol included the Portuguese 10-item Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict scales to measure the mutual interference of the work and home domains. The Portuguese version resulted from a multi-step adaptation strategy, involving direct-translation, back-translation and a pre-test. Construct validity was assessed by exploratory principal components factor analysis and confirmatory analysis. The internal consistency reliability was calculated using Cronbach Alpha coefficients. The Cronbach Alpha coefficients for the Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict (0.91 and 0.85 respectively) indicate good reliability. The factor analysis produced two factors, explaining 69.3% of the variance, replicating the model proposed by the original authors. The confirmatory factor analysis showed a good model fit (NFI, TLI and CFI values >0.950). The RMSEA (<0.05) provided a good measure of the closeness of fit between the model and the data. The Portuguese version of the Work-Family Conflict and Family-Work Conflict scales shows good validity and reliability.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationStudies in systems, decision and control
EditorsPedro M. Arezes, João S. Baptista, Mónica P. Barroso, Paula Carneiro, Patrício Cordeiro, Nélson Costa, Rui B. Melo, A. Sérgio Miguel, Gonçalo Perestrelo
Place of PublicationCham
PublisherSpringer International Publishing
Pages611-620
Number of pages10
ISBN (Electronic)9783030147303
ISBN (Print)9783030147297
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019

Publication series

NameStudies in Systems, Decision and Control
Volume202
ISSN (Print)2198-4182
ISSN (Electronic)2198-4190

Keywords

  • Family-work conflict
  • Female nurses
  • Work-family conflict

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