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Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2015 Jan 12;12(1):652-66. doi: 10.3390/ijerph120100652.

Work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses.

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1
Department of Public Health, School of Health Sciences, Monash South Africa, 144 Peter Road, Roodepoort, 1725 Johannesburg, South Africa. natasha.khamisa@monash.edu.
2
School of Population and Global Health, University of Melbourne, Victoria, 3010 Melbourne, Australia. brian.oldenburg@unimelb.edu.au.
3
Department of Psychology, University of Free State, Bloemfontein 9300, South Africa. kpeltzer@hsrc.ac.za.
4
Department of Epidemiology and Preventive Medicine, Faculty of Medicine, Nursing and Health Sciences, Monash University, Victoria, 3004 Melbourne, Australia. dragan.ilic@monash.edu.

Abstract

Gaps in research focusing on work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses is evident within developing contexts like South Africa. This study identified the relationship between work related stress, burnout, job satisfaction and general health of nurses. A total of 1200 nurses from four hospitals were invited to participate in this cross-sectional study (75% response rate). Participants completed five questionnaires and multiple linear regression analysis was used to determine significant relationships between variables. Staff issues are best associated with burnout as well as job satisfaction. Burnout explained the highest amount of variance in mental health of nurses. These are known to compromise productivity and performance, as well as affect the quality of patient care. Issues, such as security risks in the workplace, affect job satisfaction and health of nurses. Although this is more salient to developing contexts it is important in developing strategies and intervention programs towards improving nurse and patient related outcomes.

PMID:
25588157
PMCID:
PMC4306884
DOI:
10.3390/ijerph120100652
[Indexed for MEDLINE]
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