Document Type : Research Article
Background: An essential component in life is happiness, which is an excellent motivator of people’s choices and actions. Health care professionals have had an arduous task in their hands, causing an increase in stress levels. Achieving a work-life balance is an important aspect of a doctor’s life.
Aim and Objective:To assess the impact the work-life balance of doctors on their happiness quotient as they constantly undergo work-family conflict (WFC) and family-work conflict (FWC)
Methodology:The study included 300 clinical doctors to whom the surveys were sent. The response to the WFC (5-item), FWC (5-item) and subjective happiness (SH) (4-item) scale were measured using a 7-point Likert scale. Data was analyzed using SPSS and AMOS software, consideringp≤0.05 as significant.
Results: Greater number of doctors were neither satisfied nor dissatisfied with the work (n=66, 32.0%), dissatisfied with the flexibility in working hours (n=80, 37.9%) and dissatisfied with the payment received for working overtime (n=47, 22.3%). Significant difference in mean scores of WFC2, WFC3, FWC2, SH1, SH2 and SH4 with the satisfaction level of respondents concerning the working hour schedule, flexibility in working hours and over time compensation was observed (p<0.05).The statistical fitness of the construct was good.
Conclusion:The results indicate that FWC and WFC are related and cause a rise in stress levels in doctors. However, the SH stated majority were satisfied with their current situation