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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1989

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Sharon Leech Hofland

Keywords

nurse job stress, nurse attitudes, burn out, social networks

Abstract

The following objectives will be important to the study problem:
1. To determine the level of stress, the level of social support, and the need for a support group as perceived by nurses working on selected nursing units.
2. To determine the correlation between nurses' perceived need for a support group and the following:
a. nurses' perceived intensity of professional stress,
b. nurses' perceived intensity of personal stress,
c. nurses' perceived level of support from their professional support system, and
d. nurses' perceived level of support from their personal support system.
3. To determine the difference between the type of nurse and the following:
a. perceived occurrence and intensity of professional stressors,
b. perceived level of stress,
c. perceived intensity of professional stress,
d. perceived intensity of personal stress,
e. perceived level of social support,
f. perceived level of support from their professional support system,
g. perceived level of support from their personal support system, and
h. perceived need for a support group.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nurses -- Job stress
Nurses -- Attitudes
Burn out (Psychology)
Social networks

Format

application/pdf

Number of Pages

131

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1989 Lois McMahon. All rights reserved

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