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Predictors of Professional Quality of Life in Rural Nurses
by Deese, Stephanie Lynne, Ph.D., The University of North Dakota, 2020, 46; 28086277
Abstract (Summary)

Worldwide nursing shortages have led to an increased burden on healthcare systems, and this is especially true in already underserved, remote, and rural areas, where access to healthcare is limited and the loss of highly-skilled nursing professionals is deeply-felt. Professional quality of life (ProQOL) has been studied as a major influence on nurses’ wellbeing, job satisfaction, burnout rates, turnover rates, and quality of care. While certain job-related factors that impact nurses’ ProQOL outcomes have been identified – excessive workload, exposure to trauma, financial strain due to low wages, lack of or over-emotional engagement in the workplace, individual disposition – certain social factors that impact nurses’ ProQOL have been less well-researched, especially from a systems-change perspective. The current study aims to investigate social predictors of ProQOL outcomes in rural nurses using data from a 2019 study (currently in-progress) on nurse intent to stay in their current positions/geographic locations. Confirmatory factor analysis was used to test ProQOL model fitness and covariance-based SEM was used to test proposed hypotheses.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Ferraro, F. Richard
Commitee: Ruthig, Joelle, King, Alan, Legerski, John Paul, Lindseth, Glenda
School: The University of North Dakota
Department: Psychology
School Location: United States -- North Dakota
Source: DAI-B 82/3(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Clinical psychology, Nursing, Occupational psychology
Keywords: Burnout, Compassion fatigue, Compassion satisfaction, Nurse turnover, Professional quality of life, Rural nursing
Publication Number: 28086277
ISBN: 9798672102443
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