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American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018, 6(2), 67-81
DOI: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-5
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Factors Influencing Job Performance among Nurses Who are Working in Saudi Mental Health Hospitals

Tariq Mosleh Al Marashi1, and Muneeb Mohammad Al Zghool2

1Nursing, AlAmal Complex for Mental Health, Madinah, Saudi Arabia

2Assistant Professor, Community and Mental Health Nursing Department, College of Nursing, King Saud University, Saudi Arabia

Pub. Date: March 13, 2018

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Tariq Mosleh Al Marashi and Muneeb Mohammad Al Zghool. Factors Influencing Job Performance among Nurses Who are Working in Saudi Mental Health Hospitals. American Journal of Nursing Research. 2018; 6(2):67-81. doi: 10.12691/ajnr-6-2-5


Aim: This study was aimed at exploring the factors that may influence the job performance of nurses who are working in mental health hospitals of Saudi Arabia. Specifically, the focus was on the demographic, organizational, environmental, socio-cultural, and economic factors that may contribute to the job performance. Method: Design: Mixed Method Triangulation (Both quantitative and qualitative methods). Sample: Selective sample N = 344 nurses who are working in Saudi mental health hospitals. Setting: Five mental health hospitals located in four cities in Saudi Arabia: Riyadh, Jeddah (2 hospitals), Madinah, and Buradah. Tool: A self-constructed questionnaire by the researcher used based on an extensive literature review, including 36 factors and one open-ended question. Conclusion: The results of this study, which was conducted in five mental health hospitals in four cities in Saudi Arabia, indicated that six main factors influence the performance of nurses who are working in mental health hospitals. These factors are the lack of managerial effort to improve the work environment of nurses, seeking perfectionism, support from the ward manager, salary, the relationship at work with other nurses, and the fairness of shift work between nurses. Additionally, other factors can almost be considered to be influencing factors (though they were in the neutral area), including relationships at work with other health team members, violent, and aggressive behavior of mentally ill patients. Therefore, further research studies are needed to support or refute the findings of this study.

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