Workplace Harassment, Coping Strategies and Job Satisfaction in Nursing Staff

Sunmbal Arif (MSc, 2016-2018) Supervisor: Huma Hassan

University: Institute of Applied Psychology, Punjab University, Lahore, Pakistan

Corresponding Address: Department of Applied Psychology, University of the Punjab, Lahore, Pakistan. Email: chairperson@appsy.pu.edu.pk, Phone: 92-42-9231245

Abstract:

The current study was conducted to examine the relationship between workplace harassment, coping strategies and job satisfaction in nursing staff by using correlational research design. The purposive sampling technique was used with the sample of N = 150 nursing staff with the age range 25 to 40 years. Sample of this research was conducted from different hospitals in Lahore. For assessment, Work Harassment Scale (Bjorkquist, 1992), Brief Cope (Carver 1989) and Job Satisfaction Scale (Locke, 1996) was used. Permission was granted by the authors for use of these scales. For this research two hypotheses were made. First hypothesis was, there would be relationship between workplace harassment, coping strategies and job satisfaction in nursing staff. The second hypothesis was that workplace harassment and coping strategies would predict job satisfaction in nursing staff. In order to find the relationship between variables Pearson product moment correlation analysis or for the prediction multiple regression analysis was carried out. The result demonstrated that workplace harassment had significant negative relationship with job satisfaction. Problem focus coping and emotion focus coping had a non-significant negative relationship with job satisfaction. Moreover, workplace harassment negatively predicted job satisfaction. The results of this study would advance our comprehension of the relationship among workplace harassment, coping strategies and job satisfaction.

Keywords:    Workplace harassment, coping strategies, job satisfaction, nursing staff.

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