Relationships Among Work Stress, Job Satisfaction, Mental Health and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in New Graduate Nurses Attending the Nurse AthleteTM Program

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303983
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Relationships Among Work Stress, Job Satisfaction, Mental Health and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in New Graduate Nurses Attending the Nurse AthleteTM Program
Author(s):
Melnyk, Bernadette Mazurek; Hrabe, David P.; Szalacha, Laura
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Beta Upsilon
Author Details:
Bernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Melnyk.15@osu.edu; David P. Hrabe, PhD, RN; Laura Szalacha, EdD;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013

Purpose:

While nurses are educated to take outstanding care of others, they themselves often have poor health outcomes, including high rates of depression and overweight, which are associated with stressful work environments.' Further, a high percentage of new graduate nurses leave their positions in the first year of employment, resulting in exorbitant costs to healthcare systems.

The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among key variables known to influence job satisfaction and healthy lifestyle behaviors of new graduate nurses, including workplace stress, work environment, lifestyle beliefs and mental health.

Methods:

A descriptive correlational design was used with baseline data from 61 new graduate nurses attending a two-day Nurse AthleteTM 'program that focuses on nutrition, energy management and physical activity. Valid and reliable instruments were used to measure the study's variables.

Results:

Overall the participants reported good psychosocial health with very low anxiety (M = 3.4, SD = 2.5) and depressive symptoms (M = 4.9, SD = 3.8), moderate workplace stress (M = 18.7, SD = 4.1), high job satisfaction (M = 12.6, SD = 3.4) and strong resiliency (M = 29.7, SD = 4.5). There were moderate positive correlations among workplace stress and job satisfaction (r = .53, p<.01) and depressive symptoms (r = .41, p<.01), and mild positive relationships with resiliency (r = .33, p<.01) and anxiety (r = .31, p<.05).''

Conclusion:

Nurse leaders and managers must invest in creating healthy work environments for new and experienced nurses as well as provide mental health screening, resources and intervention programs that focus on education and skills-building in health promoting behaviors, including emotional regulation of stress, anxiety and depression.

Keywords:
healthy behaviors; healthy work environments; work stress
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013 ; 22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryAbstracten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titleRelationships Among Work Stress, Job Satisfaction, Mental Health and Healthy Lifestyle Behaviors in New Graduate Nurses Attending the Nurse AthleteTM Programen
dc.contributor.authorMelnyk, Bernadette Mazureken
dc.contributor.authorHrabe, David P.en
dc.contributor.authorSzalacha, Lauraen
dc.contributor.departmentBeta Upsilonen
dc.author.detailsBernadette Mazurek Melnyk, PhD, RN, CPNP/PMHNP, FNAP, FAAN, Melnyk.15@osu.edu; David P. Hrabe, PhD, RN; Laura Szalacha, EdD;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303983-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Wednesday, July 24, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>While nurses are educated to take outstanding care of others, they themselves often have poor health outcomes, including high rates of depression and overweight, which are associated with stressful work environments.' Further, a high percentage of new graduate nurses leave their positions in the first year of employment, resulting in exorbitant costs to healthcare systems. <p>The aim of this study was to examine the relationships among key variables known to influence job satisfaction and healthy lifestyle behaviors of new graduate nurses, including workplace stress, work environment, lifestyle beliefs and mental health. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A descriptive correlational design was used with baseline data from 61 new graduate nurses attending a two-day <i>Nurse Athlete<sup>TM </sup>'</i>program that focuses on nutrition, energy management and physical activity. Valid and reliable instruments were used to measure the study's variables. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>Overall the participants reported good psychosocial health with very low anxiety (M = 3.4, SD = 2.5) and depressive symptoms (M = 4.9, SD = 3.8), moderate workplace stress (M = 18.7, SD = 4.1), high job satisfaction (M = 12.6, SD = 3.4) and strong resiliency (M = 29.7, SD = 4.5). There were moderate positive correlations among workplace stress and job satisfaction (r = .53, p<.01) and depressive symptoms (r = .41, p<.01), and mild positive relationships with resiliency (r = .33, p<.01) and anxiety (r = .31, p<.05).'' <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>Nurse leaders and managers must invest in creating healthy work environments for new and experienced nurses as well as provide mental health screening, resources and intervention programs that focus on education and skills-building in health promoting behaviors, including emotional regulation of stress, anxiety and depression.en
dc.subjecthealthy behaviorsen
dc.subjecthealthy work environmentsen
dc.subjectwork stressen
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:27:05Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22en
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:27:05Z-
dc.conference.date2013en
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en
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