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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2016, 4(3), 51-55
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-4-3-1
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Relationship between Job Stressors and Organizational Support among Jordanian Nurses

Manal Zeinhom Ahmed Higazee1, , Ahmad Rayan2 and Malek Khalil2

1Associate Professor of Nursing Management, Faculty of Nursing, Menofia University, Egypt Currently, Dean of the Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Jordan

2Faculty of Nursing, Zarqa University, Jordan

Pub. Date: July 04, 2016

Cite this paper:
Manal Zeinhom Ahmed Higazee, Ahmad Rayan and Malek Khalil. Relationship between Job Stressors and Organizational Support among Jordanian Nurses. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2016; 4(3):51-55. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-4-3-1

Abstract

Background: Nursing is considered one of the most stressful health care professions. Literature revealed that stress could be diminished by organizational support, but the actual relationship between nurse's job's stress and organizational support has yet to be established. Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore the relationship between nurse's job's stress and organizational support controlling for the nurses' characteristics. Methods: A descriptive correlational design using self-administered questionnaire was used. A convenience sample of 150 nurses completed the Perceived Stress Scale and the Survey of Perceived Organizational Support. Multiple hierarchical regression analyses were used to assess the relationship between nurse's job's stress and organizational support controlling for the nurses' characteristics. Results: The current study revealed that there was a negative relationship between nurses’ job stress and organizational support. Although sample characteristics were associated with the levels of perceived stress, organizational support was the strongest correlate of perceived stress. Conclusion: Health care organizations must consider the development of organizational support policy for nurses. Close unit nurses in particular, should be subjected to stress management programs to help them cope with stress.

Keywords:
job stress organizational support Jordanian nurses

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