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Title: Work Stress and Psychological Well-being among the Nursing Profession in Singapore
Authors: Boey, K.W.
Chan, K.B. 
Ko, Y.C. 
Goh, L.G. 
Lim, G.C.
Keywords: Nursing
Psychological well-being
Work stress
Issue Date: Jun-1997
Citation: Boey, K.W., Chan, K.B., Ko, Y.C., Goh, L.G., Lim, G.C. (1997-06). Work Stress and Psychological Well-being among the Nursing Profession in Singapore. Singapore Medical Journal 38 (6) : 256-260. ScholarBank@NUS Repository.
Abstract: Objective: To investigate the work stress of nursing and its relationship with the psychological well-being of the nurses. Design: A survey research method was adopted in which a questionnaire was designed for data collection. Setting: The study was conducted in the hospital setting. Subjects; Nurses (N=1,043) of different grades participated in this study on an anonymous and voluntary basis. Measures: A work stress measure (ie, the Nursing Stress Inventory) and GHQ-12 were incorporated in a questionnaire which also contained items on subject's background information. Results: The eight areas of work stress identified were found to be negatively related to psychological well-being of the nurses, with stronger effects on anxiety and depression than sense of adequacy. Conclusion: Certain work Stressors were more detrimental than the others. They may also exert differential effects on the affective and cognitive stress reactions.
Source Title: Singapore Medical Journal
ISSN: 00375675
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