The purposes of this study were to examine the literature on burnout and coping self-efficacy among physicians, on whom much research has been conducted and to study coping self-efficacy as related to burnout among nurse practitioners (NP) and physician assistants (PA), who function in a similar role as outpatient physicians, but on whom less research has been done. Differences between NPs and PAs as related to coping self- efficacy and burnout were also examined. The sample in this non-experimental, online study consisted of 137 male and female nurse practitioners (66) and physician assistants (71). All participants were administered a Demographics Questionnaire designed by the Investigator, followed by three measures: the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey (MBI-HSS) (Maslach, Jackson, Leiter, Schaufeli & Schwab, 1996) to measure burnout, the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale (CSE) (Chesney, Folkman, & Taylor, 2006) to measure coping self-efficacy, and the Ways of Coping Questionnaire (WAYS) (Folkman & Lazarus, 1988) to assess the validity of the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale. Results indicated a statistically significant, negative correlation between coping self- efficacy and burnout among NPs and PAs, as well as significant gender differences between these two groups. As well, findings indicated a significant, positive correlation between the Coping Self-Efficacy Scale and the five problem-focused subscales of the Ways of Coping Questionnaire.
|Advisor:||Callan, Joanne E.|
|Commitee:||Jones, Hollie, Shuttleworth, Sylvie|
|School:||Alliant International University|
|School Location:||United States -- California|
|Source:||DAI-B 74/05(E), Dissertation Abstracts International|
|Subjects:||Nursing, Clinical psychology|
|Keywords:||Burnout, Coping, Nurse practitioners, Physician assistants, Self-efficacy|
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