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Title: Quality of life and psychosocial variables of nurses working in selected hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore South Canara districts
Researcher: Tessy Treesa Jose
Guide(s): Bhat, Sripathy M
Keywords: Nursing
South Canara
Nurses Working Life
Upload Date: 26-Oct-2012
University: Manipal University
Completed Date: 17/10/11
Abstract: A co-relational study on quality of life and psychosocial variables of nurses working in selected hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore (South Canara) districts, Karnataka, India was carried out by Tessy Treesa Jose for the Degree of Doctor of Philosophy, at Manipal College of Nursing Manipal, Manipal University, Karnataka. The objectives of the study were to: 1) determine the Quality of Life of nurses as measured by WHO Quality of Life questionnaire (WHOQOL-BREF), 2) identify the psychosocial variables of nurses: stress, coping, psychiatric morbidity, self- esteem, social support, and job satisfaction, 3) find out the determinants of Quality of life of nurses with regard to: 3.1) Demographic variables such as age, professional qualification, marital status, married status, number of children, type of family, and monthly income. 3.2) Work place variables such as area of work, daily working hours, experience in current area of work and total years of experience, 4) find out the determinants of psycho-social variables with regard to demographic and work place variables, 5) find the relationship between quality of life and psycho-social variable, 6) find the relationship among the psycho-social variables, 7) compare the quality of life of nurses working in private and government hospitals, 8) compare the psycho-social variables of nurses working in private and government hospitals and 9) determine the predictors of quality of life. The assumptions underlying the study were: 1) Nursing is a helping profession requiring a high degree of commitment and involvement. 2) Quality of life is subjective and can be measured. 3) Quality of life influences the performance of nurses. 4) Nurses? health and well-being are greatly influenced by the psychosocial and physical environment at work place. 5) Stress is a natural phenomenon that everyone experiences in their lifetime. 6) Coping responses are influenced by the source of stress, individual?s appraisal and situation in the workplace.
Pagination: 263p.
Appears in Departments:Manipal College of Nursing Manipal

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