Investigating the Mediating Role of Marital Conflict About Work-family Conflict and Women’s Job Burnout Working in Tehran Hospitals

Document Type : Original Article


1 Instructor, Counseling Department, Faculty of Humanities, Ardakan University, Ardakan, Iran

2 Master's degree in psychiatric nursing, faculty of nursing and midwifery, Alborz University of Medical Sciences

3 Master of Counseling, Allameh Tabataba'i University, Tehran, Iran


Aim: the present paper aims at investigating the mediating role of marital conflict about work-family conflict and working women’s job burnout.

Method: this research is a descriptive-correlation study. The sample includes 200 women working in Tehran hospitals in 1400, who were chosen through convenient sampling method. In order to collect data, a questionnaire about work-family conflict, job burnout, and marital conflict was used. Moreover, in order to analyze the data, Pearson’s coefficient of correlation was used and AMOS-24 and SPSS-25 were used for path analysis.

Results: results showed that there is a significant positive relationship between marital conflict and job burnout (β=0.391, P˂0.001). Work-family conflict also has a significant positive relationship with marital conflict (β=0.221, P˂0.001). According to regression and path analysis, work-family conflict cannot prognosticate job burnout on its own and can express job burnout changes through marital conflict (β=0.086, P˂0.001).

Conclusion: due to their traumatic workplace, working women fall under the influence of work stress, which shall lead to job burnout if marital conflict heightens.