Journal of clinical nursing 2017 02 08() doi 10.1111/jocn.13754
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
To quantitatively compare dimensions of job stressors’ effects on nurses’ burnout.
Nurses, a key group of health service providers, often experience stressors at work. Extensive research has examined the relationship between job stressors and burnout; however, less has specifically compared the effects of job stressor domains on nurses’ burnout.
A quantitative cross-sectional survey examined three general hospitals in Jinan, China.
Participants were 602 nurses. We compared five potential stressors’ ability to predict nurses’ burnout using dominance analysis and assuming that each stressor was inter-correlated.
Strong positive correlations were found between all five job stressors and burnout. Interpersonal relationships and management issues most strongly predicted participants’ burnout (11.3% of average variance).
Job stressors, and particularly interpersonal relationships and management issues, significantly predict nurses’ job burnout.
RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
Understanding the relative effect of job stressors may help identify fruitful areas for intervention and improve nurse recruitment and retention. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.