2014 Volume 90 Issue 1 Pages 14-25
In this study, we investigated the influences of job stress, coping profile and social support on work engagement among hospital nurses. We conducted an anonymous self-completed ques tionnaire survey involving 1,194 subjects. As a result of multiple linear regression analysis with work engagement as the dependent variable, work engagement was significantly correlated with: ambiguous roles and changes in viewpoints in nurses with various years of experience; supervisors' support, cognitive requirements, active problem-solving, and consultations to resolve problems in those with 1 to 3 years of experience; supervisors' support, marital status, and type of employment in those with 4 to 9 years of experience; and avoidance/suppression, marital status, and working style in those with more than 9 years of experience. Our findings suggest that hospital nurses may become more motivated for and dedicated to their work if their roles are clarified, skills to cope with stress factors are developed among them, and supervisors' support for such professionals is promoted.