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DOI: 10.14704/nq.2022.20.11.NQ66269

Work Place Bullying and Work Engagement among Staff Nurses

Asmaa Muhammad Muhammad , Fatma Gouda Metwally, Hanan Meselhy Mohamed

Abstract

Background: The nurses are affected worthy by workplace bullying which associated with their work engagement. It is very important to treat workplace bullying to promote work engagement. Aim: To assess workplace bullying and work engagement level among nursing staff at AL-Ebrahimea Hospital. Design: A descriptive design was utilized in this study. Setting: This study was conducted at Al - Ebrahimia central hospital affiliated with the Ministry of Health. Subjects: A convenient sample of 170 staff nurses were used in this study. Tools of data collection: Two tools were used in data collection as follows: Tool I: Negative Acts Questionnaire –Revised divided into two parts: Part one: Socio- demographic data, Part two: A universally questionnaire acclaimed to measure staff nurses' exposure to work place bullying. Tool II: Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) survey. Results: About three fifth of studied nurses had high level of work place bullying and nearly half of them had moderately level of work engagement. Conclusion: There was a statistically significant negative relationship between work place bullying and nurses' work engagement level. In addition, there was statistically significant negative correlation between work place bullying and nurses' work engagement level. Recommendations: Establishing a complaints unit in all hospital and proving section for workplace bullying and conducting training program for staff nurses regarding bullying and different strategies to deal with it.

Keywords

Workplace Bullying (WPB), Work Engagement, Staff Nurses.

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