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Stress, burn-out and coping mechanisms amongst Irish healthcare nurses. A questionnaire survey.

Guven, Emma (2016) Stress, burn-out and coping mechanisms amongst Irish healthcare nurses. A questionnaire survey. Undergraduate thesis, National College of Ireland.

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Abstract

Objective: Extensive research suggests that stress, burnout, job satisfaction and psychosocial health are all major problems faced by Irish healthcare nurses. This study investigated stress, burnout and levels of coping in a sample of Irish healthcare nurses.
Methodology: 60 participants (15 males and 45 females), completed standardised demographic questions and then a number of questionnaires; the Perceived Stress Scale (PSS), the Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI) and the Brief Cope Questionnaire (BCI) at a major Dublin teaching hospital. The data was analysed using an independent samples t-test, one way Anova of variance and a Pearson correlation.
Results: Significant results were found between genders on the levels of perceived stress. No statistically significant results were found between age on the levels of stress, burnout and coping as well as the years in occupation on the levels of stress, burnout and coping mechanisms.
Discussion: Limitations of the research are the small sample size .Future research should use a larger sample, include an equal mix of both males and females in order to detect greater gender differences in healthcare professionals and implement the use of a longitudinal design to test for greater burnout levels.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > Psychology > Stress (Psychology)
Divisions: School of Business > BA (Honours) in Psychology
Depositing User: Tim Lawless
Date Deposited: 20 Sep 2016 15:11
Last Modified: 20 Sep 2016 15:11
URI: http://trap.ncirl.ie/id/eprint/2211

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