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Document ID (ISN)68347
CIS number 97-343
ISSN - Serial title 0267-8373 - Work and Stress
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Schmieder R.A., Smith c.S.
Title Moderating effects of social support in shiftworking and non-shiftworking nurses
Bibliographic information Apr.-June 1996, Vol.10, No.2, p.128-140. 50 ref.
Abstract Effects of various sources of social support (supervisors, co-workers, spouse, friends and relatives) on personal health and job-related attitudes were examined in 213 nurses at two U.S. hospitals. Measures included role ambiguity (as an indication of job strain), global job satisfaction, intent to quit, and perceived health problems. Results highlighted the importance of social support provided by supervisors in buffering (moderating) work stress, particularly among shift workers. Consideration should be given to the promotion of social support in the workplace.
Descriptors (primary) shift work; social aspects; mental stress; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) mental attitude; role of supervisory staff; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Psychology and sociology
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental stress and burnout