The relationship between workplace stress, coping strategies and health status in New Zealand nurses

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dc.contributor.author Huntington, A
dc.contributor.author Bidewell, J
dc.contributor.author Gilmour, J
dc.contributor.author Chang, E
dc.contributor.author Daly, J
dc.contributor.author Wilson, H
dc.contributor.author Lambert, VA
dc.contributor.author Lambert, CE
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-15T07:28:07Z
dc.date.issued 2008-01
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand, 2008, 24 (2), pp. 131 - 141
dc.identifier.issn 0815-6409
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12884
dc.description.abstract This study was part of an international project examining workplace stress among nurses and their coping strategies, and the relationship between stress, coping and health in the Asia-Pacific region. The aim of the present study was to identify dominant workplace stressors for New Zealand nurses, their most used coping strategies, and variables that best predict their mental and physical health. Postal surveys were sent to 190 randomly selected New Zealand nurses employed in clinical areas. Workload was the most common stressor, while 'planful' problem solving, seeking social support, and self controlling were the most frequently used ways of coping. The link between stressors such as workload and reduced mental health is concerning, especially as effective coping strategies such as problem solving are already predominantly used by nurses. The findings suggest that nurses' mental health could benefit from a workload that minimises stress, and from increased support in the workplace and encouragement of planned problem solving
dc.publisher CCH Australia Ltd.
dc.title The relationship between workplace stress, coping strategies and health status in New Zealand nurses
dc.type Journal Article
dc.parent The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand
dc.journal.volume 2
dc.journal.volume 24
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.publocation Dordrecht, Germany
dc.identifier.startpage 131 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 141 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 1117 Public Health and Health Services
dc.personcode 104224
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.edition 1
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity en_US
dc.description.keywords Adaptation, Psychological; Health Status; Nurses; Occupational Diseases, epidemiology; Occupational Diseases, prevention and control; Stress, Psychological, epidemiology; Stress, Psychological, prevention and control en_US
dc.description.keywords Philosophy, Artificial Intelligence (incl. Robotics), Philosophy, Philosophy of Science, Epistemology, Logic and Behavioural Sciences
dc.description.keywords Adaptation, Psychological
dc.description.keywords Health Status
dc.description.keywords Nurses
dc.description.keywords Occupational Diseases, epidemiology
dc.description.keywords Occupational Diseases, prevention and control
dc.description.keywords Stress, Psychological, epidemiology
dc.description.keywords Stress, Psychological, prevention and control
pubs.embargo.period Not known
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Faculty of Health
pubs.organisational-group /University of Technology Sydney/Strength - Health Services and Practice Research
utslib.copyright.status Open Access
utslib.copyright.date 2015-04-15 12:23:47.074767+10
utslib.collection.history General (ID: 2)


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