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Document ID (ISN)109386
CIS number 09-484
ISSN - Serial title 0019-8366 - Industrial Health
Year 2008
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Boya F.O., Demiral Y., Erg÷r A., Akvardar Y., De Witte H.
Title Effects of perceived job insecurity on perceived anxiety and depression in nurses
Bibliographic information Nov. 2008, Vol.46, No.6, p.613-619. 26 ref.
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Abstract The aim of this cross-sectional study was to determine the effects of perceived job insecurity on depression and anxiety among nurses working in the private health sector in Izmir, Turkey. A total of 462 nurses from 16 hospitals participated. Perceived quantitative and qualitative job insecurity were measured by means of structured questionnaires. The Hospital Anxiety and Depression Scale (HADS) was used to evaluate anxiety and depression. Job strain was assessed by the demand-control-support questionnaire. Data were subjected to statistical analysis. Anxiety (odds ratio OR 2.2) and depression (OR 2.5) were significantly associated with qualitative job insecurity. Similarly, quantitative job insecurity was associated with anxiety (OR 3.4) and depression (OR 2.2).
Descriptors (primary) anxiety; depressive neurosis; risk factors; conditions of work; nursing personnel; psychology of work organization
Descriptors (secondary) Turkey; questionnaire survey; statistical evaluation; hospitals; cross-sectional study
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceBelgium; Turkey
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Industries and occupations
Browse category(ies) Mental health
Health care services
Psychology of work organization
Psychological factors