Volume 3, Number 4 (Autumn 2015)                   Iran J Health Sci 2015, 3(4): 33-39 | Back to browse issues page

DOI: 10.7508/ijhs.2015.04.004

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Ayoubian A, Fallahdar H, Hashemi-Dehaghi Z, Khoshnavay-Foumani F, Sheibani-Tehrani D. Physical environment, occupational conflict, and ambiguity of roles: Job stressors among nurses. Iran J Health Sci. 2015; 3 (4) :33-39
URL: http://jhs.mazums.ac.ir/article-1-334-en.html

Department of IT Management, School of Management, Shahid Beheshti University, Tehran, Iran
Abstract:   (792 Views)

Background and purpose: Providing health services in health centers is a challenging and risky
job. So that, realization of quality, performance, efficiency, and fairness in the provision of such
services needs a proper condition to ensure that the stress experienced by the personnel is
minimized. The present study is a survey of the factors effective on job stress among the nurses
working in the educational hospitals affiliated with Tehran Medical Science University, Iran.
Materials and Methods: The study was conducted as a correlative work with a sample size of
180 nurses. A researcher-designed questionnaire was used as data gathering tool. The validity of
which was confirmed by the experts and its reliability was ascertained using Cronbach’s alpha
(&alpha = 0.92). The data were analyzed in SPSS using descriptive statistics such as central indices
and inferential statistics including Pearson correlation coefficient.
Results: Mean score of the physical environment (1.96), occupational conflict (1.97), and
ambiguity of role (2.20) were less than the average score. In addition, there was a statistically
significant relationship between physical environment, occupational conflict, and ambiguity of
roles on one hand and the stress experienced by the nurses on the other hand (P < 0.05).
Conclusion: Given the significant relationship between physical environment, occupational
conflict, and ambiguity of roles on one hand and the nurse’s stress, on the other hand,
improvement of the environmental problem and assigning tasks that are more specific can be
greatly helpful in improvement of the work condition.

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Type of Study: Original Article | Subject: Health
Received: 2015/11/15 | Accepted: 2015/11/15 | Published: 2015/11/15

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