Volume : I, Issue : II, November - 2011

Job Stress amongst Nurses: An Investigation

Saroj B. Patil, Dr. P. T. Choudhari

Abstract :

This paper presents the results of a study investigating stress among nurses in the Jalgaon district of North Maharashtra region. A specific measure of stress was developed following in–depth interviews questionnaire with primary care professionals i.e. nurses. A total of 360 nurses took part in the study. The major sources of stress isolated by the nurses related to: time pressure, administrative responsibility, having too much to do, Factor analysis of stress questionnaire responses identified five major factors: demands of the job and lack of communication, working environment, communication with patients, work/home interface and social life, and career development. The highest levels of satisfaction were reported for the amount of variety in their job and the lowest level of job satisfaction was reported for chance of promotion. The results revealed that the mental wellbeing of the nurses was higher than that of the other population groups. Furthermore, multivariate analysis revealed three major stressors that were predictive of high levels of job dissatisfaction demands of the job and lack of communication, working environment, and career development. The implications of the findings for further research are considered.  

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Nurses   Stress  

Article: Download PDF   DOI : 10.36106/ijar  

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Saroj B. Patil, Dr. P. T. Choudhari Job Stress amongst Nurses: An Investigation Indian Journal of Applied Research, Vol.I, Issue.II November 2011


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