Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Job Stress of the Oncology Nurses and Infl uential Factors


Arş. Gör. Msc İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi


Doç. Dr. İstanbul Üniversitesi Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2013; 21: 92-100
Read: 593 Downloads: 397 Published: 17 December 2019

Aim: In this descriptive study it’s been aimed to determine job stress and the factors that effect those levels in oncology nurses.

Method: Sampling of this study consists of 189 oncology nurses who volunteered to participate in research and chosen from 4 hospitals of Health Ministry, 3 university hospitals and 4 private hospitals by random sampling. The questionnaire form and Job Stressors Scale have been used for collection of the data. Those data have been evaluated by using distribution statistics and non-parametrical tests as Mann-Whitney U and Kruskal-Wallis tests.

Results: Job stress levels of ocology nurses have been found at medium levels in terms of ‘‘Work Role Ambiguity’’ (`x=15.22±4.35), ‘‘Work Role Confl ict’’ (`x=24.52±5.58) and ‘‘Work Role Overload’’ (`x=7.98±1.77). Statistical meaningful differences have been found between subscales of job stress scale and gender, age, corporation, working years as a nurse, working years as a oncology nurse, desire to work in another clinic, working style, enough number of nurses in the clinic and existance of extra works that increase the nurses’ overload.

Conclusion: Job stress levels of oncology nurses have been found at medium levels in all of subgroups that were affected by nurse’s demographic and working conditions. 

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