Factors Correlated to Job Stress Among ICU Nurses

Yulis Setiya Dewi, Rachmat Hargono, Ainur Rusdi

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Introduction: Job stress is a major barrier to the attainment of safety, health, and wellness among nurses. Understanding factors job stress among nurses is very important to provide alternatives solution to ease the stress in the future. However, there are limited studies with respect to factors related to stress in Intensive Care Unit (ICU) nurses particularly in Indonesian context. This study aimed to identify factors correlated to job stress among ICU nurse in three public hospitals. Methods: A correlational study was carried on ICU nurses who hands-on ICU nursing care. Data were collected using questionnaires. Descriptive statistic and Spearman correlation were used to analyze the correlation between perceived job burden, working condition, quality of nursing work life, perceived organizational support, and stress among ICU nurses. Results: A total of 91 respondents (32 male and 59 female) were involved to the study comprises of two different educational backgrounds (59 Diploma III and 32 Bachelor degree). The statistical analysis using Pearson correlation found that workload (0.003), working condition (0.000), quality of nursing work life (0.000), perceived organizational support (0.000) significantly correlated to job stress among ICU nurses. Conclusion: All studied factors correlated to job stress among ICU nurses. All factors had moderate correlation with nurses’ job stress and working condition has highest strong correlation compare to the other factors. Its implies from the result that management of the hospital may provide more attention to job stress among nurses to maintain optimum performance to provide nursing care for patients particularly critically ill patients in ICU.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)23-27
Number of pages5
JournalJurnal Ners
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - Apr 2019


  • ICU
  • QNWL
  • job stress
  • nurses
  • organisational support
  • working condition, workload


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