The impact of
The impact of stress on job satisfaction for nurses in King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam-KSA
Ahmad M. Saleh1, Mohammad M. Saleh3 and Mohannad E. AbuRuz2.
1Nursing Dep. Al Ghad International Medical Science Colleges. Dammam, Saudi Arabia
2Nursing Education. King Fahad Specialist hospital. Dammam, Saudi Arabia
3Computer Dep. Al-Quds College. Amman, Jordan
Abstract: Stressors affecting job satisfaction are becoming an increasingly significant phenomenon. Stress has a cost for individuals in terms of health, wellbeing, job dissatisfaction, rate of absenteeism and turnover which will in turn affect the quality of patient care. This study aimed to determine the main stressors affecting nurses and its relationship with job satisfaction in King Fahad Specialist hospital, Dammam, Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. A descriptive correlational cross sectional design was used on a convenience sample of 213 nurses using expanded nursing stress and job satisfaction scales. The results have shown that most stressful subscale for nurses was death and dying of patients as “Extremely Stressful” and the least stressful subscale was inadequate preparation to help with the emotional needs of patients and their families as “Occasionally Stressful”. There was a negative significant relationship between the impact of stress and job satisfaction among staff nurses in King Fahad Specialist hospital as indicated by (Pearson correlation = - .437, P < 0.05). In conclusion, King Fahad Specialist hospital staff nurses were exposed to many kinds of stressors which affected their level of job satisfaction. This emphasizes the need for adopting strategies to reduce stress, increase job satisfaction and finally improving patient quality of care.
[Saleh A, Saleh M, AbuRuz M. The impact of stress on job satisfaction for nurses in King Fahad Specialist Hospital-Dammam. J Am Sci 2013;(3):371-377]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org. 60
Keywords: Key word: Stress, Job satisfaction, quality of care, Dammam, King Fahad Specialist, and KSA. Full Text 60