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Document ID (ISN)70250
CIS number 97-2093
ISSN - Serial title 0090-5550 - Rehabilitation Psychology
Year 1996
Convention or series no.
Author(s) Elliott T.R., et al.
Title Occupational burnout, tolerance for stress, and coping among nurses in rehabilitation units
Bibliographic information 1996, Vol.41, No.4, p.267-284. 52 ref.
Abstract A questionnaire survey of 98 nurses showed that confidence in one's ability to handle problems and perceived tolerance were predictive of lower burnout scores, regardless of time spent on the job. Of the coping variables studied, emotion-focused coping was associated with higher burnout scores. Further investigation revealed that some coping efforts (taking time off work, confronting a supervisor) could be construed as symptoms of burnout. Implications for current notions of burnout and psychosocial interventions are discussed.
Descriptors (primary) mental stress; nursing personnel
Descriptors (secondary) USA; stress studies; questionnaire survey
Document type D - Periodical articles
Country / State or ProvinceUSA
Subject(s) Commerce, services, offices
Broad subject area(s) Stress, psychosocial factors
Browse category(ies) Health care services
Mental stress and burnout