In the present scenario there are many fields and professions which are expanding day by day. Among the professions some are considered very relaxed and some are stressful. Nursing is a profession which needs lots of personal commitment and time, due to the nature of the profession. Their main task is to take care and provide services to the sick, hence it is important that they should be free from stress. In the present work a cross sectional descriptive study design was adopted for the study to assess the job stress among nurses in the Yenepoya Medical College Hospital, Mangalore. A total of 90 nursing staff were covered as samples from Yenepoya Medical College Hospital selected through purposive sampling technique. Questionnaire method was used to collect the data. The study revealed that the majority, 80% of them have moderate level of stress. The level of stress is significantly associated with age, children and working department. Effective occupational stress management techniques may be imparted to control the job stress and improving coping at work.
Occupational Stress, Nurses, Stress Management Techniques, Coping at Work.
Nidhiya Anna Mathew, Gladys Lobo*
Department of Social work, Yenepoya (Deemed to be University), Mangalore