Psychosocial work environment and psychosomatic health of nurses in Hungary

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Abstract

The main goal of this preliminary study was to detect the relative effects of sociodemographics, socioeconomic factors and some variables of psychosocial work environment on an overall index of psychosomatic symptoms as an indicator of psychosomatic health in a sample of female Hungarian nurses. The participants were registered nurses and student nurses chosen at random from public hospitals (n = 420). Self-administered questionnaires contained various items on psychosomatic symptoms, sociodemographics, socio-economic variables, work schedule, the frequency of stressful situations and emotionally provoking problems at work, and social support from peers. Multiple regression models revealed that the frequency of stressful situations and emotionally provoking problems, and the lack of social support from peers, i.e. measures of psychosocial work environment, proved to be the only significant contributors to psychosomatic health complaints, after controlling for other variables in both registered and student nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-100
Number of pages8
JournalWork and Stress
Volume17
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - Jan 1 2003

Keywords

  • Nurses
  • Psychosomatic health
  • Work environment

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology

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