Exploring the relationship between burnout and assertiveness in practicing nurses

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308546
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Exploring the relationship between burnout and assertiveness in practicing nurses
Author(s):
Mintz-Binder, Ronda D.; Ademuyewo, Ayoade
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Theta
Author Details:
Ronda D. Mintz-Binder, DNP, RN, CNE, rondamb@uta.edu; Ayoade Ademuyewo, BSN
Abstract:

Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013


Introduction: 
The burnout phenomenon continues to be prevalent in nurses as changes in patient acuity, leadership, hospital policies, as well as heightened numbers of student nurse clinical rotations across all shifts occurs. Burnout, a long standing increased psychological response to work related stress, involves emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment. Higher levels of assertiveness have been noted to decrease the presence of burnout in nurses in Japan.

Method(s): 
A convenience sample of all enrolled Masters Degree Nursing students who were also working as nurses in a clinical setting were invited to participate in a survey through Survey Monkey. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the Short form Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (SRAS-SF), and 6 demographic questions were included. All data were imported into SPSS 19 for statistical calculations. 

Results: 
125 completed surveys were returned (22%) that included 114 females and 11 males with ages ranging from 25-65 years. The majority of respondents scored either moderate or high on the emotional exhaustion (EE) subscale of burnout (56.4%; n=71). Two of three MBI subscales correlated significantly in a negative direction with the SRAS-SF scores. The least assertive group was between 25-35 years and the highest assertive group were between 36-46 years. Those who practiced in the emergency room scored higest on the SRAS-SF and those working in pediatrics were the lowest. Those who have been practicing in nursing the longest were also the most assertive. 

Discussion & Conclusions: 
Of concern is a moderate to high level of burnout in the EE subscale in this group of nurses who are simultaneously working toward a higher academic degree. Additionally, the significant correlation between high assertiveness and lower burnout is worth investigating further. Assertiveness training appears to be beneficial as an intervention to offset burnout rates and increase nurse retention in hospitals.

Keywords:
emotional exhaustion; assertiveness; burnout
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleExploring the relationship between burnout and assertiveness in practicing nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMintz-Binder, Ronda D.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorAdemuyewo, Ayoadeen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Thetaen_GB
dc.author.detailsRonda D. Mintz-Binder, DNP, RN, CNE, rondamb@uta.edu; Ayoade Ademuyewo, BSNen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308546-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Monday, November 18, 2013</p><table> <tbody> <tr> <td width="640" class="gen20099"><p class="Normal_0020Table"><span class="Normal_0020Table__Char"><br /="/">Introduction: </span><span class="Normal_0020Table__Char">The burnout phenomenon continues to be prevalent in nurses as changes in patient acuity, leadership, hospital policies, as well as heightened numbers of student nurse clinical rotations across all shifts occurs. Burnout, a long standing increased psychological response to work related stress, involves emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and a sense of reduced personal accomplishment. Higher levels of assertiveness have been noted to decrease the presence of burnout in nurses in Japan.<br /="/"><span class="Normal_0020Table__Char"><br /="/">Method(s): </span>A convenience sample of all enrolled Masters Degree Nursing students who were also working as nurses in a clinical setting were invited to participate in a survey through Survey Monkey. The Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), the Short form Rathus Assertiveness Schedule (SRAS-SF), and 6 demographic questions were included. All data were imported into SPSS 19 for statistical calculations. <br /="/"><span class="Normal_0020Table__Char"><br /="/">Results: </span>125 completed surveys were returned (22%) that included 114 females and 11 males with ages ranging from 25-65 years. The majority of respondents scored either moderate or high on the emotional exhaustion (EE) subscale of burnout (56.4%; n=71). Two of three MBI subscales correlated significantly in a negative direction with the SRAS-SF scores. The least assertive group was between 25-35 years and the highest assertive group were between 36-46 years. Those who practiced in the emergency room scored higest on the SRAS-SF and those working in pediatrics were the lowest. Those who have been practicing in nursing the longest were also the most assertive. <br /="/"><span class="Normal_0020Table__Char"><br /="/">Discussion & Conclusions: </span>Of concern is a moderate to high level of burnout in the EE subscale in this group of nurses who are simultaneously working toward a higher academic degree. Additionally, the significant correlation between high assertiveness and lower burnout is worth investigating further. Assertiveness training appears to be beneficial as an intervention to offset burnout rates and increase nurse retention in hospitals.</span> </td> </tr> </tbody> </table>en_GB
dc.subjectemotional exhaustionen_GB
dc.subjectassertivenessen_GB
dc.subjectburnouten_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:32:45Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:32:45Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_GB
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