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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
Sharon Leech Hofland
nurse job stress, nurse attitudes, burn out, social networks
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)
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1989 Lois McMahon. All rights reserved
McMahon, Lois J., "Nurses' Stress, Support, and Need for a Support Group: A Comparison of Critical Care and Surgical Nurses" (1989). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 761.