The effect of quality of overtime work on nurses’ mental health and work engagement

Mayumi Watanabe, Keita Yamauchi

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Aim and Background: Recent research has suggested that the reasons why nurses work overtime hours exert differential effects on the overall impact of the work. This study aimed to clarify why nurses work overtime, and whether well-being effects differed by reason, at both the ward and individual level. Methods: Participants were 1,075 permanent nurses from 54 wards. Overtime reasons’ distribution and impact on nurses were examined by a multilevel structural equation modelling approach. Results: Nurses typically worked overtime due to a pressure to conform, high workload and to enhance self-development. Involuntary overtime work demonstrated a detrimental effect on mental health and work engagement at both the ward and individual level, whereas voluntary overtime work exerted a beneficial effect on well-being. Conclusions: The distribution and impact of overtime work differed by the reasons for working the overtime. Implications for Nursing Management: These results suggest the importance of assessing the reasons for overtime, aside from the length of overtime hours. When trying to reduce overtime work, hospital managers and nurse managers need to advance the plan by ward as a whole, and also carefully assess the reasons for overtime.

元の言語English
ページ(範囲)679-688
ページ数10
ジャーナルJournal of Nursing Management
26
発行部数6
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出版物ステータスPublished - 2018 9 1

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The effect of quality of overtime work on nurses’ mental health and work engagement. / Watanabe, Mayumi; Yamauchi, Keita.

:: Journal of Nursing Management, 巻 26, 番号 6, 01.09.2018, p. 679-688.

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