Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2011 Aug;20(2):163-171.

Job Stress and Presenteeism of Clinical Nurses

  • 1Kyungpook National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Kyungpook National University, Korea. yeonhee@knu.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Nursing, Youngnam Foreign Language College, Korea.


This study is to investigate the job stress and presenteeism of nurses with work shift.
The data were collected through questionnaires from 281 clinical nurses working for a university hospital located in D city from 13 to 28 of February, 2009. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe verification test, Pearson correlation coefficient and multiple linear regression using SPSS/WIN 16.0.
The mean score of job stress was 3.47. Work overload and psychological burden scored the highest point as the sub-category of work stress factor. Work performance loss out of presenteeism showed 26.89 and perceived productivity, 79.79. Also 94.7% of respondents answered they had health problems. A significantly positive correlation was found among job stress, work performance loss and health issue. To determine the factors affecting persenteeism, work performance loss was associated with work overload and perceived productivity with interpersonal relationship conflict.
Based on the findings of the study, job stress is positively correlated with work performance loss, and health problems. Therefore, health problems of nurses with work shift need to be considered and plans to manage their job stress affecting presenteeism need to be developed at an earlier stage.


Job stress; Presenteeism; Nurse
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