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A Cross Sectional Survey on Work Life Balance Among Indian Nurses During Second Wave of Covid–19 Pandemic


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1 Principal, Swami Vivekanand Nursing College, Jagadhri, India
2 Professor, DRIEMS School and College of Nursing, Cuttack, India
     

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Background of the study: Nurses are challenged by work and family commitment at the end of each day during the periods of covid – 19 pandemics. In India majority nurses are working throughout the week and striving hard for achieving the balance between their work and professional life. Objectives: To examine the work life balance among Indian Nurses during Second Wave of Covid – 19 Pandemic. Methodology: Research design proposed for the study is ‘Descriptive’ type, a cross sectional research method. Settings of the study includes Central government hospitals, state government hospitals and NABH accredited private hospitals. Primary data was collected from the staff nurses and nursing officers through structured work life balance questionnaire (google form). Sampling methods adopted for this study was non–probability Convenience sampling technique. Data collection period was March 2021. Data analysis was done through descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In this study majority of the nurses 55(61.8%) had either positive nor negative work life balance., others 34(38.2%) were with positive work life balance. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study we concluded, that nurses in India are physically, mentally, socially and functionally strong enough to adjust their work life balance particularly during the second wave of covid – 19 in India, those experiences gained by them during the first wave of Covid – 19 equipped them to strengthen their work life balance.

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Work Life Balance, Nurses, Covid – 19 Pandemic, Survey.
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Michael Jeba Arasi A.
Principal, Swami Vivekanand Nursing College, Jagadhri, India
Sathish R.
Professor, DRIEMS School and College of Nursing, Cuttack, India

Abstract


Background of the study: Nurses are challenged by work and family commitment at the end of each day during the periods of covid – 19 pandemics. In India majority nurses are working throughout the week and striving hard for achieving the balance between their work and professional life. Objectives: To examine the work life balance among Indian Nurses during Second Wave of Covid – 19 Pandemic. Methodology: Research design proposed for the study is ‘Descriptive’ type, a cross sectional research method. Settings of the study includes Central government hospitals, state government hospitals and NABH accredited private hospitals. Primary data was collected from the staff nurses and nursing officers through structured work life balance questionnaire (google form). Sampling methods adopted for this study was non–probability Convenience sampling technique. Data collection period was March 2021. Data analysis was done through descriptive and inferential statistics. Results: In this study majority of the nurses 55(61.8%) had either positive nor negative work life balance., others 34(38.2%) were with positive work life balance. Conclusion: Based on the results of this study we concluded, that nurses in India are physically, mentally, socially and functionally strong enough to adjust their work life balance particularly during the second wave of covid – 19 in India, those experiences gained by them during the first wave of Covid – 19 equipped them to strengthen their work life balance.

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Work Life Balance, Nurses, Covid – 19 Pandemic, Survey.

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