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    Investigating the impact of psychosocial risks and occupational stress on psychiatric hospital nurses' mental well-being in Japan

    Leka, S. and Hassard, Juliet and Yanagida, A. (2012) Investigating the impact of psychosocial risks and occupational stress on psychiatric hospital nurses' mental well-being in Japan. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing and Mental Health Services 19 (2), pp. 123-131. ISSN 1365-2850.

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    Abstract

    A cross-sectional survey was conducted, with the aim to examine what stressors in the workplace and demographic factors were associated with signs and symptoms of poor well-being among psychiatric nurses. A structured questionnaire was distributed to nurses within six psychiatric hospitals in Japan. Information was collected on demographic information, work characteristics and two dimensions of well-being: feeling uptight and emotional exhaustion. Three hundred and sixty-one questionnaires were completed by participants. High rates of emotional exhaustion in psychiatric nurses were found to be predicted by young age, high psychological demands paired with low social support in the workplace, job strain (a proxy to occupational stress) and job strain paired with low social support. In addition, high rates of being tense/uptight were associated with high psychological job demand, low psychological job control, low social support in the workplace, high job strain and high job strain paired with low social support. The current study has found evidence of significant relationships between demographic factors and several work and organizational stressors and poor mental health among Japanese psychiatric nurses.

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    Item Type: Article
    Keyword(s) / Subject(s): Japan, psychiatric nurses, psychosocial risks, well-being
    School: Birkbeck Schools and Departments > School of Business, Economics & Informatics > Organizational Psychology
    Depositing User: Sarah Hall
    Date Deposited: 26 Jan 2016 13:55
    Last Modified: 27 Jul 2019 21:25
    URI: http://eprints.bbk.ac.uk/id/eprint/14070

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