OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG NURSES

Authors

  • Lavinia Maria PRUTEANU Universitatea Petre Andrei din Iasi, Facultatea de Psihologie si Stiintele Educatiei
  • Viorel ROBU Universitatea Petre Andrei din Iasi, Facultatea de Psihologie si Stiintele Educatiei

Keywords:

occupational stress, job satisfaction, nursing

Abstract

Research suggests that among the health professions and those involving an immediate aid, medical care involves the highest level of stress, due to professional and moral responsibility towards human individual. This study aimed at exploring the level of stress and associated factors among nurses who work in departments specialized in nephrology, urology and hemodialysis. A total of 26 nurses (22 females and 4 males) completed two short questionnaires which were administered during working hours. Data showed that respondents tended to indicate a moderate level of work-related stress, as well as job satisfaction. In the current sample of nurses, the level of stress showed no significant associations with age, employment department, total length of medical service, and years in current position. However, the level of occupational stress was significantly associated with job satisfaction, although the association was not in the direction we expected.

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Published

2014-12-30

How to Cite

PRUTEANU, L. M., & ROBU, V. (2014). OCCUPATIONAL STRESS AND JOB SATISFACTION AMONG NURSES. Anuarul Universitatii "Petre Andrei" Din Iasi - Fascicula: Asistenta Sociala, Sociologie, Psihologie, 13, 95-112. Retrieved from https://lumenpublishing.com/journals/index.php/upa-law/article/view/811

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