Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: March | Volume: 8 | Issue: 3 | Pages: 180-185
Stress Among Nursing Staff In Corporate Hospitals: An Empirical Study
Dr. Ramaiah Itumalla
Assistant Professor, Department of Health Administration, College of Public Health and Health informatics, University of Hail, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia
Introduction: Stress has become one of the important concerns for the health professionals in hospitals. Nursing has been identified as an occupation that has high levels of stress.
Objectives: to measure the effect of job related factors and interpersonal relations on stress; to assess the effect of stress on job performance and job satisfaction; and to identify the association between the type of nursing staff and stress.
Methods: The study is based on disruptive design. Through Stratified Sampling technique, data collected from 220 nurses working in three leading corporate hospitals using the structured questionnaire. The study used descriptive and inferential statistics with the help of IBM SPSS Statistics 20.0.
Results: The results of linear regression found that job related factors (p= 0.000) and interpersonal relations (p= 0.000) have a significant effect on stress among nursing staff. ANOVA results test indicated that the effect of stress on job performance is significance as p= 0.035whereasthe effect of stress on job satisfaction is not found significant as p= 0.057. The result of the Chi-Square test presented no significance association between the type of nursing staff and Stress as p= 0.865.
Conclusions: The study may be useful for the hospital management to understand the stress among the nursing staff and its effect on job performance and job satisfaction. The study recommends that the top management of hospitals need to prepare an effective organizational plan to reduce the stress.
Key words: Hospitals, Job Satisfaction, Job Performance, Nursing Staff, Stress