Job strain among nurses in a government hospital / Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni … [et al.]

Ahmad Sharoni, Siti Khuzaimah and Jalil, Che Juleynawawi and Ab Karim, Marzihan and Wahab, Waziriya and Mohamad Shariff, Nurasikin (2012) Job strain among nurses in a government hospital / Siti Khuzaimah Ahmad Sharoni … [et al.]. In: 3rd International Conference on Public Policy and Social Science ( ICOPS 2012). Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies, Melaka, pp. 913-921. ISBN 978-967-11354-5-7


Nurses are exposed to negative impact of job strain, which may lead to burnout and other health problems. The impact of job strain may influence their productivity and quality of service. Objectives: to determine the level of job strain among nurses and to examine the relationship between job strain with socio-demographic characteristics. Methods: This was a crosssectional study involved 100 nurses in Hospital Setiu, Terengganu. The study was conducted from April to May 2012. Depression Anxiety Stress Scale-21 items (DASS-21) was used as the main instrument in this study. Descriptive analysis, Kruskal-Wallis and Mann Whitney-U test were used to analyze the data. Results: Most of nurses had moderately low level of job strain (mean = 27.01, SD = 6.14). Significant differences of score median were found between job strain with years of service (χ 2= 8.418, p = 0.015) and monthly family income (χ 2 = 10.841, p = 0.004). Conclusion: Nurses with longer years of service and had higher monthly income were usually psychologically competent and able to control their emotional status. Newly graduated nurses should be emphasized to manage their emotional status effectively.


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Ahmad Sharoni, Siti Khuzaimah
Jalil, Che Juleynawawi
Ab Karim, Marzihan
Wahab, Waziriya
Mohamad Shariff, Nurasikin
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HF Commerce > Job stress. Stress management
R Medicine > RA Public aspects of medicine > Medical centers. Hospitals. Dispensaries. Clinics
R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Melaka > Alor Gajah Campus > Faculty of Administrative Science and Policy Studies
Page Range: pp. 913-921
Keywords: DASS-21; Nurse; Strain
Date: 2012
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