Occupational Stress among Nurses in Select Private Hospitals of Palayamkottai City at Tirunelveli District
6 Pages Posted: 28 Nov 2018
Date Written: November 3, 2018
Occupational stress is a psycho-social risk factor in occupational field and it is present when occupational demands overcome the ability to address or control the situation. Healthcare workers can suffer from occupational stress which may lead to serious mental and physical health problems. In particular, the job stress experienced by health-care workers significantly affects the quality of medical services provided. Occupational stress in nursing is common worldwide; with rates of 9.20% - 68.0% of nurses suffering from stress being reported in the worldwide literature. This paper is an investigation into stress among nurses working in private hospitals at Palayamkottai of Tirunelveli District. The purpose of this study was to determine the prevalence of occupational stress among hospital nurses in Palayamkottai of Tirunelveli District and explore possible causal occupational stressors. A quantitative survey design was employed, with a self-administered questionnaire being the data collection technique using descriptive and inferential analysis. The study population is the entire of nurses who were working in the private hospitals in Palayamkottai, Tirunelveli. Four Hospitals was selected for the study. Thirty nurses were selected from four hospitals selected for the study 120 (4×30) nurses were selected as sample respondents. Data were analysed using percentage analysis and ANOVA.
Keywords: Stress, Occupational Stress, Nurses, Private Hospitals, Job stress, Work Stress
JEL Classification: I
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