2022, Cilt 9, Sayı 2, Sayfa(lar) 149-155
Problems Experienced by New Nurses and Their Job Stress Levels
1Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelikte Yönetim Anabilim Dalı, Düzce, Türkiye
2Uzm. Hemşire, Sultanbeyli Devlet Hastanesi, İstanbul, Türkiye
Keywords: Hospital, job stress, new nurse

Aim: This study was carried out to determine the problems experienced by newly recruited nurses and the job stress levels.

Material and Methods: This descriptive and cross-sectional study was conducted with 161 nurses who had a maximum of one-year professional experience and worked in a private hospital and a state hospital between January 2019 and December 2020 in Istanbul. The “Work Stress Scale”, developed by Rizzo, House, and Lirtzman in 1981 and adapted into Turkish by Güngör in 1997, was used to determine job stress levels. Frequencies for categorical variables and descriptive statistics for numerical variables were presented to assess the data. The differences between the two independent groups were analyzed using the independent sample t-test. The differences between more than two independent groups were analyzed by One Way Analysis of Variance (ANOVA).

Results: It was observed that job stress levels were at a moderate level in all sub-dimensions in terms of “Job Role Uncertainty” (14.27±4.3), “Job Role Incompatibility” (23.95±5.7), and “Job Role Load” (7.71±1.7), and the job stress levels of new nurses were affected by working conditions.

Conclusion: The job stress levels of newly recruited nurses are affected by the problems they experience in the working environment. Therefore, manager nurses have essential responsibilities in reducing the job stress levels of newly recruited nurses.