Original Articles

Coping, Occupational Wellbeing and Job Satisfaction of Nurses

Published in: Journal of Psychology in Africa
Volume 21, issue 1, 2011 , pages: 43–52
DOI: 10.1080/14330237.2011.10820428
Author(s): Johanna H. BuitendachUniversity of KwaZulu Natal,, Mohammed Abed MoolaUniversity of KwaZulu Natal,


The study determined the relationship between coping, occupational wellbeing (as measured by burnout and work engagement), and job satisfaction of nurses in two private hospitals in Namibia. A cross-sectional research design was used. One-hundred and ninety-one nurses employed in two private hospitals in Namibia were the participants. The Maslach-Burnout Inventory (MBI-G)(Maslach, Jackson, & Leiter, 1996), Work Engagement Questionnaire (UWES)(Schaufeli, Salanova, Gonzalez-Roma & Bakker, 2002), COPE Questionnaire (Carver, Scheier, & Weintraub, 1989), and Minnesota Job Satisfaction Questionnaire (MSQ)(Weiss, Dawis, England, & Lofquist, 1967) were used to collected data during April 2009. Coping strategies explained professional efficacy, work engagement, and job satisfaction.

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