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Causes of Occupational Stress among Women Healthcare Professionals (Nurses) in Private Hospitals


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1 St. Mary’s College (Autonomous), Thoothudi Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tiunelveli, India
2 St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tiunelveli, India
     

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Occupational stress has become an issue of great concern over the last decade. It represents an important concern among healthcare workers due to its crucial contribution in attaining maximum job output and optimal quality of working life. The study aims at identify the factor causing occupational stress among women health care professionals and to compare the occupational stress among women health care professionals based on category of employees. Both primary and secondary data were collected for the study. Primary data were collected using questionnaire method and secondary data were collected from reports, books, magazines and websites. The research study was based on primary data. The sample respondents were selected using purposive random sampling i.e. purposively nurses working in private hospitals of Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli city. The data collected were analysed using various statistical tools like percentage analysis, ANOVA, t-Test, Weighted Average Score and Ranking. The major findings of the study are selected sample respondents are under the age group of 20-30 years. Majority of the respondents have completed diploma in nursing. The nurses working in private hospitals are satisfied about their job but not satisfied about the shift working time. The researcher found that there is significant difference among marital status and causes of occupational stress also there is no significant association between age and occupational stress and there is a significant association between working hours and occupational stress. The researchers conclude that women health care professionals are more stressful.

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Occupational Stress, Health Care, Causes, Nurses, Women, Work Stress.
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S. Bulomine Regi
St. Mary’s College (Autonomous), Thoothudi Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tiunelveli, India
S. Anthony Rahul Golden
St. Xavier’s College (Autonomous), Palayamkottai Affiliated to Manonmaniam Sundaranar University, Tiunelveli, India

Abstract


Occupational stress has become an issue of great concern over the last decade. It represents an important concern among healthcare workers due to its crucial contribution in attaining maximum job output and optimal quality of working life. The study aims at identify the factor causing occupational stress among women health care professionals and to compare the occupational stress among women health care professionals based on category of employees. Both primary and secondary data were collected for the study. Primary data were collected using questionnaire method and secondary data were collected from reports, books, magazines and websites. The research study was based on primary data. The sample respondents were selected using purposive random sampling i.e. purposively nurses working in private hospitals of Palayamkottai in Tirunelveli city. The data collected were analysed using various statistical tools like percentage analysis, ANOVA, t-Test, Weighted Average Score and Ranking. The major findings of the study are selected sample respondents are under the age group of 20-30 years. Majority of the respondents have completed diploma in nursing. The nurses working in private hospitals are satisfied about their job but not satisfied about the shift working time. The researcher found that there is significant difference among marital status and causes of occupational stress also there is no significant association between age and occupational stress and there is a significant association between working hours and occupational stress. The researchers conclude that women health care professionals are more stressful.

Keywords


Occupational Stress, Health Care, Causes, Nurses, Women, Work Stress.



DOI: https://doi.org/10.37506/v10%2Fi12%2F2019%2Fijphrd%2F191990