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Effects of Hospital Workers' Friendship Networks on Job Stress

Authors
 Sung Yae Shin  ;  Sang Gyu Lee 
Citation
 PLOS ONE, Vol.11(2) : e0149428, 2016 
Journal Title
 PLOS ONE 
Issue Date
2016
MeSH
Female ; Humans ; Male ; Personnel, Hospital* ; Social Support* ; Stress, Psychological/epidemiology* ; Stress, Psychological/psychology*
Abstract
BACKGROUND: This study attempted to identify the sources of job stress according to job position and investigate how friendship networks affect job stress. METHODS: Questionnaires based on The Health Professions Stress Inventory (HPSI) developed by Wolfgang experienced by healthcare providers were collected from 420 nurses, doctors and radiological technologists in two general hospitals in Korea by a multistage cluster sampling method. Multiple regression analysis was used to examine the effects of friendship networks on job stress after controlling for other factors. RESULTS: The severity of job stress differed according to level of job demands (p = .006); radiologic technologists experienced the least stress (45.4), nurses experienced moderate stress (52.4), and doctors experienced the most stress (53.6). Those with long-term friendships characterized by strong connections reported lower levels of stress than did those with weak ties to friends among nurses (1.3, p < .05) and radiological technologists (11.4, p < .01). The degree of cohesion among friends had a positive impact on the level of job stress experienced by nurses (8.2, p < .001) and radiological technologists (14.6, p < .1). Doctors who participated in workplace alumni meetings scored higher than those who did not. However, those who participated in alumni meetings outside the workplace showed the opposite tendency, scoring 9.4 (p < .05) lower than those who did not. The resources from their friendship network include both information and instrumental support. As most radiological technologists were male, their instrumental support positively affected their job stress (9.2, p < .05). Life information support was the primary positive contributor to control of nurses' (4.1, p < .05), radiological technologists' (8.0, p < .05) job stress. CONCLUSION: The strength and density of such friendship networks were related to job stress. Life information support from their friendship network was the primary positive contributor to control of job stress.
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DOI
10.1371/journal.pone.0149428
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Yonsei Authors
Lee, Sang Gyu(이상규) ORCID logo https://orcid.org/0000-0003-4847-2421
URI
https://ir.ymlib.yonsei.ac.kr/handle/22282913/146434
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