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dc.contributor.authorSingh, Racquel
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-18T01:22:59Z
dc.date.available2011-04-18T01:22:59Z
dc.date.issued2000
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10179/2275
dc.description.abstractThe purpose of this study was to examine the work stress and well-being of hospital doctors and to determine whether underlying personality dispositions and stressful life events impacted on this relationship. The sample population consisted of 680 (full-time and part-time) medical practitioners from Auckland Hospital, Green Lane Hospital and Starship Hospital. The final sample was comprised of 173 medical practitioners (junior and senior) with a 25.4% response rate. The questionnaire method was utilized with the Physician Stress Inventory measuring work stress and the General Health Questionnaire 12 measuring well-being. The Social Readjustment Rating Scale was used to assess the number of stressful life events experienced by the doctors in a year and the Attributional Style Questionnaire was used to assess the role personality dispositions can play in the work stress-well-being relationship. The doctors indicated that perceived work productivity and idealistic traits were the most prevalent sources of work stress. Junior doctors experienced more stressful life events than senior doctors. Overall, 35% of the doctors were at risk to experiencing some degree of psychological morbidity, but the criteria for determining morbidity is questionable. An underlying personality disposition, attributional style of stability for good events was associated with positive well-being and acted as a mediator in the relationships of physicians' stress and life events to negative well-being. These findings however cannot be generalized due to the small sample size and future research in this domain will help unfold a more clear and definite association between work stress and well-being of hospital doctors.en_US
dc.language.isoenen_US
dc.publisherMassey Universityen_US
dc.rightsThe Authoren_US
dc.subjectHospital doctorsen_US
dc.subjectHospital physiciansen_US
dc.subjectMedical staffen_US
dc.subjectMental healthen_US
dc.subjectJob stressen_US
dc.subjectAttributionen_US
dc.subjectSocial psychologyen_US
dc.subjectNew Zealanden_US
dc.subjectAucklanden_US
dc.titleWork stress and well-being of hospital doctors : a thesis presented in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Arts in Psychology at Massey University, Albanyen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
thesis.degree.disciplinePsychology
thesis.degree.grantorMassey University
thesis.degree.levelMasters
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Arts (M.A.)


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