Testing The Model of the Relationship Between Coping Styles and Occupational Coping Self-Efficacy Beliefs with Health Professions Stress in Nurses

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1 M.A in Family Counselling

2 family counselor



Aim: The aim of this study was to test the hypothesized model of structural relationships between coping styles and occupational coping self-efficacy with health professions stress among a group of nurses. Method: In this correlational study, 151 nurses working in the oncology departments of Tehran University of Medical Sciences responded to the Occupational Coping Self-Efficacy Scale for Nurses (Pisanti, Lombardo, Lucidi, Lazzari & Bertini, 2008), the Coping Inventory for Stressful Situations-Short Version (Cohan, Jang & Stein, 2006) and the Health Professions Stress Inventory (Wolfgang, 1988). In this study, the structural equation modeling method was used to test the causal relationships in the hypothetical model. Results: The results showed that the relationship between task-based coping style and occupational coping self-efficacy with health professions stress was negative and significant, and the relationship between emotion-oriented and avoidance coping styles with health professions stress was positive and significant. In addition, the results showed that the hypothesized model had a good fit with the data and the variables of occupational coping self-efficacy and coping styles explained 37% of the variance of health professions stress. Conclusion: The results of this study emphasize the need to apply psycho-educational interventions aimed at enriching the coping skills of people working in health-oriented professions.


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