The purposes of the present study were to examine: a) the most relevant sources of workplace pressure for nurses; b) gender and age differences in occupational stressors; c) which combination of sources of stress, ways of coping, Type A style and locus of control was the best predictor of job satisfaction and both physical and mental health; Data were collected amongst 976 nurses employed in seven public hospital in Northern Italy, who completed the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI). Results suggested that turnover and amount of work were the most relevant sources of stress. Perceived stressors were higher for female who felt themselves less healthy than their male colleagues, which used non-working time to disperse stress. Statistical analysis produced significant differences in perceived occupational stressors among age ranges. Multivariate analysis for total sample revealed organizational factors and relationships with people the best predictors of job satisfaction and both physical and mental health, respectively. Comparisons with O.S.I. normative Italian data showed several differences in perceived sources of pressure and occupational stress outcomes. Implications of the findings and limitations of the study are discussed in terms of possible targets for action aimed to enhancing quality of the work environment relationships and nurse satisfaction.

Perceived organizational stressors and interpersonal relationships as predictors of job satisfaction and well-being among hospital nurses / Pino, Olimpia; Rossini, Guido. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 2163-1948. - 2:6(2012), pp. 196-207. [10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120206.02]

Perceived organizational stressors and interpersonal relationships as predictors of job satisfaction and well-being among hospital nurses.

PINO, Olimpia;
2012

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The purposes of the present study were to examine: a) the most relevant sources of workplace pressure for nurses; b) gender and age differences in occupational stressors; c) which combination of sources of stress, ways of coping, Type A style and locus of control was the best predictor of job satisfaction and both physical and mental health; Data were collected amongst 976 nurses employed in seven public hospital in Northern Italy, who completed the Occupational Stress Indicator (OSI). Results suggested that turnover and amount of work were the most relevant sources of stress. Perceived stressors were higher for female who felt themselves less healthy than their male colleagues, which used non-working time to disperse stress. Statistical analysis produced significant differences in perceived occupational stressors among age ranges. Multivariate analysis for total sample revealed organizational factors and relationships with people the best predictors of job satisfaction and both physical and mental health, respectively. Comparisons with O.S.I. normative Italian data showed several differences in perceived sources of pressure and occupational stress outcomes. Implications of the findings and limitations of the study are discussed in terms of possible targets for action aimed to enhancing quality of the work environment relationships and nurse satisfaction.
Perceived organizational stressors and interpersonal relationships as predictors of job satisfaction and well-being among hospital nurses / Pino, Olimpia; Rossini, Guido. - In: INTERNATIONAL JOURNAL OF PSYCHOLOGY AND BEHAVIORAL SCIENCES. - ISSN 2163-1948. - 2:6(2012), pp. 196-207. [10.5923/j.ijpbs.20120206.02]
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