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J Mil Med 2008, 10(3): 175-184 Back to browse issues page
The study of relationship between job stress and quality of work life of nurses in military hospitals
Khaghanizadeh M. *, Ebadi A., Cirati nair M., Rahmani M.
, Khaghanizade@bmsu.ac.ir
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Introduction. Job stress is one of the most important factors in reduce of productivity in organizations and involves physical and mental signs in personals. Because of nurses job stress as a important part of health care system has a great effect on quality of patient care, so, this research accomplished to determine relationship between job stress and quality of work life among nurses in military selected hospitals.
Material and Methods. This research is a cross sectional and descriptive – correlation study that was conducted among 200 nurses who were selected via probable multistage sampling. Data collecting method was questionnaire which consisted of three parts : demographic characteristics ,Walton quality of work life questionnaire and Osipow job stress questionnaire.Gathered data were analyzed by SPSS software and descriptive and inferential statistics (such as Pearson, chi square ,fisher, s exact test ,ANOVA)
Results. The finding showed that job stress level of nurses majority (%90) was normal and existed meaningful statistical relation to sex, married status and negative correlation with age and positive correlation with work hours in week (p < 0.01). Quality of work life (QWL) level of nurses majority (%81) was moderate and only existed meaningful statistical relation to married status and negative correlation with work hours in week (p < 0.01). Nurses were dissatisfied with income and balance between work and family.The results showed negative correlation between job stress and QWL in nurses (r=- 0.637 p<0.001) and positive correlation between dimensions of QWL (p < 0.01).
Conclusion. With due to finding that nurses with high QWL tend to have lower job stress, therefore suggested education for hospital, s managers on job stress and QWL issues are planned in order to develop strategies to address and improve the QWL conditions and to decrease level of job stress for nurses life for example employee participation, supervisor supports, decrease overload and conflict and ambiguity and also psychological intervention for increase cope with job environment.
Keywords: Job Stress, Quality of Work life, Nurse, Hospital
     
Type of Study: Orginal Research | Subject: military medcine
Received: 2007/05/27 | Published: 2008/10/15
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Khaghanizadeh M., Ebadi A., Cirati nair M., Rahmani M.. The study of relationship between job stress and quality of work life of nurses in military hospitals. J Mil Med. 2008; 10 (3) :175-184
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