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Original Research Article

Year: 2017 | Month: April | Volume: 7 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 289-296

Assessment of Loneliness and Bullying Among Medical and Nursing Personnel

Shilpi Dahiya1, Veena Sharma2, Rajlaxmi3

1M.sc Nursing 2nd year student, 2Associate Professor, 3Nursing Tutor,
Rufaida College of Nursing, Jamia Hamdard, New Delhi.

Corresponding Author: Ms. Shilpi Dahiya


Topic: A comparative study to assess loneliness and bullying among Medical and Nursing personnel in a selected hospital of Delhi.
Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess loneliness among Medical personnel, to assess loneliness among Nursing personnel, to assess bullying among Medical personnel, to assess bullying among Nursing personnel, to compare loneliness among Medical personnel with loneliness among Nursing personnel, to compare bullying among Medical personnel with bullying among Nursing Personnel, to find out the relationship between loneliness and bullying among all Medical and Nursing personnel.
Methodology: A quantitative research approach with descriptive comparative survey was used. Convenience non probability sampling technique was adopted to select 60 personnel (30 Medical and 30 Nursing personnel) who were working in D hospital of Delhi. Data was collected using a standardised rating scale and a structured questionnaire. The tool was validated and the reliability of the tool was established as 0.82 using Cronbach’s alpha.
Results: Result revealed that Medical and Nursing personnel experienced loneliness and bullying not in equal measure. Almost 100 percent of Medical and 3/4th of Nursing personnel had experienced moderate loneliness. 100 percent of Nursing personnel had experienced mild bullying and a little over 50 percent of Medical personnel had faced moderate bullying. Further, there was significant and direct relationship found between loneliness and bullying.
Conclusion: Bullying and loneliness have serious and far reaching impact on the psyche and personality of a person who undergoes it and if these problems are not dealt with, on time, they may lead to many physical, psychological, social problems. However, in India such studies are limited and need further exploration. For loneliness psychosocial intervention and for bullying management policies are suggested.

Key words: Loneliness, Bullying, Medical personnel, Nursing personnel.

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