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EEO. 2023; 22(1): 30-37

Psychological Distress, Work Satisfaction And Turnover Intention Among Front Line Nurses Working During Covid-19 In Various Hospitals And Isolation Centres Of M.P

Prof. Neetu Bhadouria, Ms. Abhilasha Francis, Ms. Anju Singh, Mr. Ramesh Singh, Mr. Abhishek Singh, Ms. Arti.


Introduction: This study was conducted with intention to check impact of covid-19 on psychological distress, work satisfaction and turnover intention to leave their organization and profession.
Method: This is cross-sectional research design involving 130 front line nurses in the specific city of M.P .Five standardize scales were used with online data collection. The fear of covid-19 scale was used to assess the apprehension about COVID–19.It was a uni dimensional scale containing 7 items in which respondents had to answer using a 5-point Likert scale which ranged from 1 (strongly disagree) to 5 (strongly agree). [1]
Results: The vast majority of nurses—95.8% (n = 125)were aware of the existing workplace protocol related to COVID–19 however, less than 50% (n = 53) reported attending training. The complete score for the Fear of COVID–19 Scale on 130 front line nurses who were participated in the study was 19.91 (SD: 6.15) . Job satisfaction and scale of psychological distress results in 3.65 (SD: 0.99) 3.09 (SD:0.96) respectively. Measures of organizational and professional turnover intention were 1.86 (SD: 1.26) and 2.23 (SD: 1.26) respectively.
Conclusion: Contributing key results from this study will be fruitful in enriching policies in the field of nursing management and leadership.

Key words: Psychological distress, work satisfaction, turnover intention, front line nurses.

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