International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Psychology Science | India | Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015 | Rating: 7 / 10


Occupational Stress among Psychiatric and General Nurses

Vijay Viegas


Abstract: The present study titled Occupational stress among psychiatric and general nurses was intended to explore whether variables like age, category of nurse, years of experience, employment status and nature of shifts influence occupational stress of nurses. The objectives of the study were, to investigate whether there exist significant differences in occupational stress with regard to the age, category of nurse, years of experience, employment status and nature of shifts. The total sample used for the study were 75 nurses from psychiatric and general hospitals. The tool used for data collection was the Occupational Stress Index by Dr. A. K. Srivastava and Dr. A. P. Singh. The collected data was statistically analyzed using SPSS (Statistical Package for Social Sciences) version 20. T-test and one way ANOVA were used. The findings of the study indicate significant differences in occupational stress with regard to age, years of experience, employment status, and nature of shifts. However no significant differences were seen in occupational stress with regard to category of nurse.


Keywords: Occupational Stress, Job Stress, Psychiatric Nurses, General Nurses


Edition: Volume 4 Issue 6, June 2015,


Pages: 2217 - 2221


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