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

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Show simple item record Huntington, Annette en_US Bidewell, John en_US Gilmour, Jean en_US Chang, Esther en_US Daly, John en_US Wilson, Helen en_US Lambert, Vicki en_US Lambert, Clinton en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US 2010-07-15T07:28:07Z 2010-07-15T07:28:07Z 2008 en_US
dc.identifier 2007004345 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Huntington Annette et al. 2008, 'The relationship between workplace stress, coping strategies and health status in New Zealand nurses', C C H Australia Ltd., vol. 24, no. 2, pp. 131-141. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0815-6409 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1UNSUBMIT en_US
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 en_US
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dc.publisher CCH Australia Ltd. en_US
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dc.title The relationship between workplace stress, coping strategies and health status in New Zealand nurses en_US
dc.parent The Journal of Occupational Health and Safety: Australia and New Zealand en_US
dc.journal.volume 24 en_US
dc.journal.number 2 en_US
dc.publocation Sydney, Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 131 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 141 en_US FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111700 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046146 en_US
dc.personcode X000021 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046147 en_US
dc.personcode 0000020274 en_US
dc.personcode 104224 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046148 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046149 en_US
dc.personcode 0000046150 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US Public Health and Health Services en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US 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

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