The relationship between various coping styles and burnout among nurses

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dc.contributor.advisor Nicholas, Donald R. en_US Teague, James B. en_US 2011-06-03T19:31:47Z 2011-06-03T19:31:47Z 1992 en_US 1992
dc.identifier LD2489.Z68 1992 .T4 en_US
dc.description.abstract Stress is a construct that has received a great deal of attention in both the scientific and popular literature. particular type of job related stress experienced by human service professionals is burnout. If effective coping strategies to minimize or avoid burnout are present, one's job can remain interesting and challenging. However, if coping strategies are ineffective or absent, the consequences can negatively affect job performance and satisfaction. This study used the Maslach Burnout Inventory, the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations, and a demographic questionnaire to assess perceived burnout, the relative utilization of three coping styles (Task, Emotion, and Avoidance), and general background information, respectively, among 163 nurses in a 600+ bed midwestern, urban hospital. Hierarchical multiple regression analysis was used to examine the relationship between these three coping styles and the perception of burnout. The results showed no significant differences in burnout for any of the demographic variables studied. However, there were significant differences in burnout among the 14 hospital units evaluated. In addition when specific demographic variables and unit of primary assignment were controlled statistically, those nurses who utilized more emotion oriented coping styles reported the highest amount of burnout. There were no unit by coping style interactions found. Finally, suggestions for future research and recommedations for trainers and employers of nurses are provided. en_US
dc.description.sponsorship Department of Counseling Psychology and Guidance Services
dc.format.extent v, 89 leaves ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Job stress. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Adjustment (Psychology) en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Burn out (Psychology) -- Prevention. en_US
dc.title The relationship between various coping styles and burnout among nurses en_US Thesis (Ph. D.) en_US
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