Economics & Sociology

ISSN: 2071-789X eISSN: 2306-3459 DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X
Index PUBMS: f5512f57-a601-11e7-8f0e-080027f4daa0
Article information
Title: The Cat’s in the Cradle: 5 Personality Types’ Influence on Work-Family Conflict of Nurses
Issue: Vol. 9, No 3, 2016
Published date: 09-2016 (print) / 09-2016 (online)
Journal: Economics & Sociology
ISSN: 2071-789X, eISSN: 2306-3459
Authors: M. Ikhwan Maulana Haeruddin
Uhud Darmawan Natsir
Keywords: Big 5 personality types, Work-Family Conflict, Nurses, Indonesia, Quantitative
DOI: 10.14254/2071-789X.2016/9-3/9
Index PUBMS: 89082258-020e-11e8-94c4-fa163e5d4f72
Language: English
Pages: 99-110 (12)
JEL classification: I18

The purposes of this research were to investigate the influence from 5 personality types toward the Work-Family Conflict (WFC) on the nurses. During October to November in 2014, 100 questionnaires were distributed to the respondents to collect data in the A. Makkasau General Hospital Parepare by utilized nonprobability sampling method that is purposive sampling. Statistical tool that utilized in this research was SPSS version 20 for Windows software. The multiple regression analysis result shows that Conscientiousness was significant and negatively influencing for t-value around -2.142 with significance level for 0.035. Neuroticism is positively contributing to WFC with t-value around 2.656 and significance level for 0.010. Extraversion was negatively influencing and did not bring significant impact on WFC with t-value around -.0 730 and significance level for 0.468. Agreeableness was negatively influencing and did not significantly contributing to the WFC with t-value around 1.897 and significance level on 0.062. Openness to Experience was negatively influencing with t-value around - .0767 with significance level on 0.445. The findings suggest that 1) Conscientiousness was significantly and negatively influencing the WFC, which means supported by hypothesis 1; 2) Neuroticism also significantly and positively contributing to the WFC, which means supported the Hypothesis 2; 3) Organization should be able to realize that the economic costs from WFC are high and should be able to deal with the problems by implementing work flexibility for example. Personality role and benefit from work and family would not reduce an individual responsibility on organization. Thus, it can help employees to balance their working and personal life. Personality types also can help whether to increase or even to decrease the WFS. An employee’ understanding can minimize the WFC itself also will maximize the program of the organization effectively. As an example, a training program will help a neurotic type employee to understands their on how to perceive a negative experience.