SciELO - Scientific Electronic Library Online

 
vol.14 issue3Make-Believe play in autistic children: constraints and possibilities in the evolutionary perspectiveCreative playing and the childhood obesit author indexsubject indexarticles search
Home Pagealphabetic serial listing  

Services on Demand

Journal

Article

Indicators

Related links

Share


Estudos de Psicologia (Natal)

On-line version ISSN 1678-4669

Abstract

SILVA, Maria da Conceição de Melo  and  GOMES, António Rui da Silva. Occupational stress in health professionals: a study with portuguese doctor's and nurse practitioners. Estud. psicol. (Natal) [online]. 2009, vol.14, n.3, pp.239-248. ISSN 1678-4669.  http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S1413-294X2009000300008.

This work analyzes occupational stress in 155 health professionals (example: doctors and nurses) from hospitals and health care centres in the north of Portugal. We evaluated the following variables: stress, burnout, proactive coping, organizational commitment and satisfaction/professional fulfilment. Results revealed significant stress experiences in 15% of the professionals and emotional exhaustion problems in 6%. Comparative analysis (MANOVA and t-test for independent samples) suggested a higher tendency to experience occupational stress in the following groups: a) females (although males showed more depersonalization problems); b) younger and less experienced professionals; c) single persons; d) nurses practitioners; e) professionals that worked in health care centres; f) those professionals with short-term working contracts; and g) the professionals working on a shift-basis system. At the end, we discuss some of the implications for future research of the present study.

Keywords : Occupational stress; burnout; coping; organizational commitment; satisfaction.

        · abstract in Portuguese     · text in Portuguese     · Portuguese ( pdf epdf )

 

Creative Commons License All the contents of this journal, except where otherwise noted, is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution License