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Destructive Role of COVID-19 Fear on Nurses Performance: Mediating Role of Stress

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Higher Education Department, Government College of Management Sciences, Mansehra 21300, Pakistan
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Department of Management, College of Business Administration, King Saud University, P.O. Box 71115, Riyadh 11587, Saudi Arabia
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Department of Management, Birmingham Business School, Birmingham B15 2TT, UK
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Nurs. Rep. 2021, 11(4), 955-964; https://doi.org/10.3390/nursrep11040087
Received: 26 September 2021 / Revised: 19 November 2021 / Accepted: 21 November 2021 / Published: 24 November 2021
Given its importance to psychological issues, the COVID-19 pandemic has created numerous challenges for all individuals, but healthcare professionals and particularly nursing staff are at front lines, and their performance is significantly affected. The current study relates COVID-19 fear with psychological strain, i.e., stress amongst the nursing staff. Moreover, the intervening role of COVID-19 stress between COVID-19 fear and the performance of the nursing staff has also been tested. An online survey was conducted to collect data from nurses. A total of 471 responses of nurses were received during the process of online data collection from 16 November 2020 to 30 April 2021. Results revealed the significant effect of COVID-19 fear on COVID-19 stress and the performance of nurses. Additionally, the results substantiate that COVID-19 stress mediates between COVID-19 fear and the health care performance of nurses. COVID-19 fear has become a psychological consequence that increases stress among nursing staffs. This study fills the research gap about the performance of the health care sectors, particularly with respect to COVID-19 fear and COVID-19 stress among nurses. Hence, COVID-19 fear plays a significant role in COVID-19 stress in terms of influencing the health care performance of nurses. Overall, the results give pragmatic insights for the consequences of the COVID-19 pandemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19 fear; COVID-19 stress; health care performance; health care sector COVID-19 fear; COVID-19 stress; health care performance; health care sector
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Yousaf, Z.; Nassani, A.A.; Haffar, M. Destructive Role of COVID-19 Fear on Nurses Performance: Mediating Role of Stress. Nurs. Rep. 2021, 11, 955-964. https://doi.org/10.3390/nursrep11040087

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Yousaf Z, Nassani AA, Haffar M. Destructive Role of COVID-19 Fear on Nurses Performance: Mediating Role of Stress. Nursing Reports. 2021; 11(4):955-964. https://doi.org/10.3390/nursrep11040087

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Yousaf, Zahid, Abdelmohsen A. Nassani, and Mohamed Haffar. 2021. "Destructive Role of COVID-19 Fear on Nurses Performance: Mediating Role of Stress" Nursing Reports 11, no. 4: 955-964. https://doi.org/10.3390/nursrep11040087

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