Stress

  1. Dear RNs:

    First, please forgive me for taking up your time. I am a student of the University of La Verne in California. Currently, I am doing a research study on the impact of STRESS and Registered Nurses. I am sorry my study could not include the other hardworking folks (CNAs, LVNs, etc), but time would not allow this.

    If you have any interest please email me at mcreedjones@aol.com. In case you are interested, following is a copy of the questionnaire. IF YOU DECIDED TO TAKE THE SURVEY PLEASE KINDLY DO NOT POST YOUR RESPONSES TO THIS MESSAGE BOARD UNLESS YOU ARE COMPFORTABLE WITH OTHERS SEEING YOUR RESULTS.

    Thank you in advance for your time.

    Best regards,
    Margaret Reed

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    APPENDIX A
    UNIVERSITY OF LA VERNE
    (For Student Research Purposes Only)

    Dear Respondent, Please do not indicate your name anywhere on the survey itself. Each survey has a number, which is a coding method that assists me in calculating responses and return rates; these numbers have no other meaning.

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    CONSENT FORM"

    If you are filling this form out online, please type your name on the signature line.

    My signature below indicates my willingness to participate in this study and permits the anonymous use of my responses. I understand that I am not required to answer any of the questions, and if I wish, I may refuse to do so.

    ________________________________
    (Signature of Consent) if online, please type


    If you would like to receive a summary of results, please indicate your e-mail address or contact me directly at (mcreedjones@earthlink.net or mcreedjones@aol.com ). Thanks again .

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    (For Student Research Purposes Only)
    QUESTIONNAIRE


    Please note that for the purposes of this study, the definition of a "stress management program" is any
    activity or program that helps you reduce stress in your life. This can be in the form of physical exercise,
    meditation, a seminar, workshop, onsite program offered by your church or employer, or any other
    healthy and non-habit forming activities (e.g., drug, alcohol, food, etc.).

    Please select [x] the answer that best describes you. Please select only one answer per question.

    Preface Question (please mark one):

    a.[ ] I have participated in a stress management program. /10
    b.[ ] I have not participated in a stress management program. /11


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    1. I am satisfied with my job. /12
    [ ] Strongly Agree 1
    [ ] Agree 2
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 4
    [ ] Strongly Disagree5


    2. If I were to guess, my coworkers would say that I have a good attitude toward my job. /15
    [ ] Strongly Agree 1
    [ ] Agree 2
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 4
    [ ] Strongly Disagree5

    3. I would like to change professions. /16
    [ ] Strongly Agree 5
    [ ] Agree 4
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 2
    [ ] Strongly Disagree 1

    4. My pay rate or salary is fair. /17
    [ ] Strongly Agree 1
    [ ] Agree 2
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 4
    [ ] Strongly Disagree5

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    5. When I am absent from work it is due to feelings of stress. /18
    [ ] Strongly Agree 5
    [ ] Agree 4
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 2
    [ ] Strongly Disagree 1

    6. I leave work early due to feelings of stress. /19
    [ ] Strongly Agree 5
    [ ] Agree 4
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 2
    [ ] Strongly Disagree 1

    7. I have missed a lot of work in the past 12 months. /20
    [ ] Strongly Agree 5
    [ ] Agree 4
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 2
    [ ] Strongly Disagree 1

    8. Many of my absences are due to illness and/or care for my ill child/children. /21
    [ ] Strongly Agree 1
    [ ] Agree 2
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 4
    [ ] Strongly Disagree5

    9. I experience a lot of stress at work. /22
    [ ] Strongly Agree 5
    [ ] Agree 4
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 2
    [ ] Strongly Disagree 1

    10. I react to stressful situations negatively (e.g., yell, cry, become hostile, etc.) /23
    [ ] Strongly Agree 5
    [ ] Agree 4
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 2
    [ ] Strongly Disagree 1

    11. If I were to guess, my coworkers would say that I handle stress at work well. /24
    [ ] Strongly Agree 1
    [ ] Agree 2
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 4
    [ ] Strongly Disagree5

    12. I believe that my own actions determine the rewards that I obtain at work. /25
    [ ] Strongly Agree 1
    [ ] Agree 2
    [ ] Neither Agree Nor Agree 3
    [ ] Disagree 4
    [ ] Strongly Disagree5

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    (For statistical purposes only)

    Please fill out the following and ONLY THOSE YOU FEEL COMFORTABLE responding to. All information
    will remain strictly confidential (unless you post to an open discussion forum such as this one). Please check the one that best applies to you:

    Sex: [ ] Female /26
    [ ] Male /27

    Age: [ ] 21-30 /28
    [ ] 31-40 /29
    [ ] 41-50 /30
    [ ] 51-60 /31
    [ ] other /32

    Ethnicity: [ ] Hispanic /33
    [ ] Asian /34
    [ ] African American /35
    [ ] Caucasian /36
    [ ] Other /37

    Marital Status:
    [ ] Married /38
    [ ] Single /39
    [ ] Other /40

    Number
    of Children: [ ] 0 (no children) /41
    [ ] 1-2 children /42
    [ ] 3-4 children /43
    [ ] more than 5 children /44

    Age of
    Children: [ ] Newborn-2yrs /45
    [ ] 3yrs-7yrs /46
    [ ] 8yrs-11yrs /47
    [ ] 12yrs-17yrs /48
    [ ] Other /49

    How long have you worked as an RN?
    [ ] 0-2yrs/50
    [ ] 3yrs-5yrs/51
    [ ] 6yrs-8yrs/52
    [ ] more than 8yrs/53

    What is your current schedule? (Most common)
    [ ] 12-Hour/54
    [ ] 10-Hour/55
    [ ] 8-Hour/56
    [ ] Other/57

    What type of work do you prefer?
    [ ] 12-Hour/58
    [ ] 10-Hour/59
    [ ] 8-Hour/60
    [ ] Other/61

    Thank you again for your time!
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