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Title: Job-related Stressors and Coping Strategies among Nurses.
Authors: A. Bassiuni, Nora.
A. Ezzat, Hanan.
Keywords: Stressors, job-related stressors, coping strategies, nurses.
Issue Date: 2006
Publisher: The New Egyptian journal of Medicine
Citation: The New Egyptian journal of Medicine. Vol. 35.No.1
Abstract: Background. Stress sometimes can be constructive but too much pressure creates prolonged stress .It can lead to negative organizational outcomes and also can lead to employees physical and mental ill health. Job-related stress results from interaction of the worker and the conditions of work. These conditions include: organizational external environment; organizational structure and climate; physical work environment; role demands and expectations; relationships at work; and patient care demands. Managing stress effectively can significantly improve the quality of life that is reflected in the performance and conduct. Objective. This study was conducted to determine the relationship between job-related stressors and coping strategies among nursing personnel. Method . This study conducted in the Intensive Care Units (10 units) at Alexandria Main University Hospital. The subject comprised of two categories of nursing personnel. The first category comprised of all available head nurses (n=10), the second category comprised of all available bed side nurses (n=150). Job-related stress and coping strategies questionnaires were the two tools developed by the researcher based on the review of the related literatures. Results. The findings of this study show that there was significant relationship between job-related stress, outcome responses, coping strategies, and job categories. The relationship between nurses' qualifications and coping strategies was not statistically significant. Also, it was found that the mean score of the three groups of the nurses' qualifications was the highest for eliminating stressors as a coping strategy. Moreover, there was negative significant correlation between the outcome responses and eliminating stressors as a coping strategy. There was negative significant statistical correlation between external job-related stressors and coping strategy related to using adaptive behaviors. Conclusion. This study concluded that unpleasant physical conditions, organizational climate, job demands and relationship at work can directly contribute to stress evokes on the job
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/123456789/17684
ISSN: 1110-1946
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