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|Title: ||The relationship between work environment and moral sensitivity among the Nursing faculty assistants.|
|Authors: ||A. Abduo, Hala.|
M. Baddar, Fatma.
|Keywords: ||Perception, work environment, moral sensitivity, Nursing, faculty assistants, Alexandria University, Egypt.|
|Issue Date: ||2010 |
|Publisher: ||IDOSI Publications.|
|Citation: ||World Applied Sciences Journal. Vol. 11, No. 11: 1375 - 1387|
|Abstract: ||Understanding work environment in an academic setting would have implication for both faculty members and authorities. Little attention was considered for studies about work environment among academia, in general, and nursing academic institutions, in specific, as much attention as the clinical settings. Accordingly, faculty of nursing has a moral and ethical responsibility to provide a positive work environment for its faculty members to work and to promote their abilities to achieve the organizational and personal objectives. The Study aimed to investigate the relationship between work environment and moral sensitivity among nursing faculty assistants (n= 116) who are affiliated to any of the academic departments (n =9) at Faculty of Nursing, Alexandria University, Egypt. comparing the results using a descriptive-correlational design. For data collection, a package contained two instruments was used, namely the instruments are: Academic Work Environment Questionnaire (AWEQ) and Moral Sensitivity questionnaire (MSQ). The major findings indicated that there is a significant relation between the academic work environment and moral sensitivity as perceived by the participants. Specific factors in the work environment such as relation to superior and colleagues, stress, engagement, perceived anxiety, physical and mental problems had an influence on the moral sensitivity among faculty assistants in the academic setting. Assistant lecturers were more focused on work environment reported physical and mental problems as highest impacting factor comparing to perceived anxiety and stress for demonstrators and clinical instructors respectively. Engagement was having the lowest rank among work environment factors. In addition, respondents perceived the dimension of expressing benevolence of moral sensitivity as the highest rank among faculty assistants. Conversely, rules had the lowest rank among assistant lecturers and demonstrators as comparing to interpersonal orientation for clinical instructors.|
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