Dasgupta Rupashree, Prof (Dr) Rajesh Kumar


A non experimental descriptive research design study was conducted in December 2018 to assess the effects of Occupational stress and burnout on work efficiency among 122 Nursing professionals of IGIMS, Patna selected through Non Probability Convenience Sampling technique. Jobs Demand- Resources model and Maslach Theory of Burnout was adopted as conceptual framework. Reliability of the tool was 0.93 found to be excellent. Results: The major findings of the study showed that maximum effect of Occupational stress and burnout level on work efficiency of Nursing professionals was moderate (91%), 6.55% severe, and 2.45% as mild. The overall mean effect of Occupational stress and burnout level on the work efficiency of the Nursing professionals was 141.04 and SD of 28.84 respectively. There was no significant difference between the mean score among the respondents with respect to independent “t” test regarding Sex, Marital status, Spouse working, Licensing, Professional Qualification, Nature of Working, Family type on the effect of Occupational stress and burnout on the work efficiency of Nursing professionals at p > 0.05 while no significant difference was found regarding Age, Religion, Designation, Working area, shifts and hours, Monthly income (₹), Employment status, Job experience (years), District, Number of dependents on the effect of Occupational stress and burnout on the work efficiency of Nursing professionals using ANOVA at p > 0.05. Hence null hypothesis was accepted. Highly significant association was found between effect of Occupational stress and burnout on the work efficiency of Nursing professionals with demographic variable “Designation.” Calculated Chi-square (χ) value at p < 0.05 rejected the null hypothesis. Conclusion: The study concluded that maximum Nursing professionals of IGIMS had moderate effect of Occupational stress and burnout on their work efficiency which can be addressed efficiently in the long run.


Burnout, Effect, Occupational stress

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