The Effect of Staff Nurses' Occupational Stress on their Perceived Accountability

Heba, A. Hassan ; hesen, dr samah 


Abstract Background: Accountability is not always a welcome consequence. The person who is accountable must be prepared to accept the fact that mistakes can be made. If the nurse accepts accountability may need to be accountable for improving her own practice, for increasing her own ability, and for directing her own growth. On the other hand, occupational stress often stems from unexpected responsibilities and pressures that do not align with a person's knowledge, skills, or expectations, and inhibiting one's ability to cope. Occupational stress can be increased when workers don’t feel supported by supervisors or colleagues, or feel as if they have little control over work processes. Aim: The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of Staff Nurses' Occupational Stress on their Perceived Accountability. Design: A descriptive co relational design was used to conduct this study. Subjects of the study: Data were collected from 53 nursing staff of different education levels; experience, and working at different wards and units at pediatric University Hospital affiliated to Ain shams university hospitals. Data collection tools: The data of the present study was collected through utilizing two tools, the first tool: Perceived accountability was measured with a fifteen-item scale developed by Hochwarter, Kacmar, and Ferris (2003). Second tool: nurses’ job related tension index (JRTI) developed by Kahn et al., (1964). The tools reliability was tested through using Cronbach alpha test. Results: The finding of this study revealed that the majority of staff nurses were reported high level of occupational stress and their perceived accountability. Correlation analysis found that occupational stress was associated with perceived accountability. Recommendations: The future studies should be Measure accountability levels and occupational stress of different categoreis of nurses and health team. Also, should be conduct programs to reduce stress levels among nurses. Finally, researchers may test in future studies the effectiveness of programs or interventions to reduce stress levels. A bigger sample would be needed to represent the general population. Key words: occupational stress, perceived accountability

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Keywords occupational stress;perceived accountability
Issue Date Oct-2017
Publisher Samah, M. Elsayed
Conference 13th international congress health care professional innovation towards excellence in enhancing quality of care 

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