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Clinicians’ Social Support, Job Stress, and Intent to Leave Healthcare during COVID-19

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Emergency Department, Gazi Yaşargil Training and Research Hospital, Diyarbakir 21070, Turkey
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Stevens Institute of Technology, School of Systems and Enterprises, Hoboken, NJ 07030, USA
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Collage of Business Administration, University of Central Florida, Orlando, FL 32816, USA
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Department of Quality, Bower Hospital, Diyarbakir 21100, Turkey
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Academic Editor: Paolo Cotogni
Healthcare 2022, 10(2), 229; https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10020229
Received: 9 December 2021 / Revised: 9 January 2022 / Accepted: 24 January 2022 / Published: 26 January 2022
(This article belongs to the Topic Burden of COVID-19 in Different Countries)
The onset of COVID-19 has escalated healthcare workers’ psychological distress. Multiple factors, including prolonged exposure to COVID-19 patients, irregular working hours, and workload, have substantially contributed to stress and burnout among healthcare workers. To explore the impact of COVID-19 on healthcare workers, our study compares the job stress, social support, and intention to leave the job among healthcare workers working in a pandemic (HP) and a non-pandemic hospital (HNP) in Turkey during the pandemic. The cross-sectional, paper-based survey involved 403 healthcare workers including physicians, registered nurses, health technicians, and auxiliary staff across two hospitals from 1 September 2020 to 31 November 2020. The findings indicate a significant impact of ‘Job stress’ on ‘Intent to leave’ job among participants in the HP. We noted that ‘intent to leave’ and ‘job stress’ were significantly higher among the HP healthcare workers than those working in the HNP, respectively. However, workers’ ‘social support’ was significantly lower in the HP. Healthcare workers, during COVID-19, face several hurdles such as job stress, reduced social support, and excessive workload, all of which are potential factors influencing a care provider’s intent to leave the job. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; occupational stress; social support; workload; burnout COVID-19; occupational stress; social support; workload; burnout
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Tabur, A.; Choudhury, A.; Emhan, A.; Mengenci, C.; Asan, O. Clinicians’ Social Support, Job Stress, and Intent to Leave Healthcare during COVID-19. Healthcare 2022, 10, 229. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10020229

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Tabur A, Choudhury A, Emhan A, Mengenci C, Asan O. Clinicians’ Social Support, Job Stress, and Intent to Leave Healthcare during COVID-19. Healthcare. 2022; 10(2):229. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10020229

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Tabur, Ayhan, Avishek Choudhury, Abdurrahim Emhan, Cengiz Mengenci, and Onur Asan. 2022. "Clinicians’ Social Support, Job Stress, and Intent to Leave Healthcare during COVID-19" Healthcare 10, no. 2: 229. https://doi.org/10.3390/healthcare10020229

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