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Upplevd stress hos vårdpersonal inom kommunal äldrevård
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
Kristianstad University, School of Education and Environment.
2014 (Swedish)Independent thesis Basic level (degree of Bachelor), 10 credits / 15 HE creditsStudent thesis
Abstract [sv]

Nivån av självrapporterad stress hos vuxna har funnits vara starkt influerad av upplevd livsstress. Förmågan att hantera sådana stressfulla situationer har visat sig fungera som en buffert mot stress. Dessutom har tidigare forskning visat ett negativt samband mellan ålder och upplevd stress, vilket tyder på att vi i takt med att vi blir äldre lär oss att hantera stressfulla situationer bättre. I tider när den arbetsföra befolkningen gradvis blir äldre bör en ökad förståelse av samband mellan upplevd stress och ålder vara ett viktigt forskningsområde. Detta förhållande analyserades i en undersökning av 88 sjuksköterskor och undersköterskor anställda inom den offentliga äldreomsorgen i en svensk kommun. Resultaten visar en signifikant skillnad i upplevd stress mellan de yngre och äldre åldersgrupperna. Jämfört med tidigare studier som gjorts bland personer från andra yrkesgrupper var de erhållna resultaten de motsatta. Ålder korrelerade positivt med upplevd stress, och äldre var signifikant mer stressade än yngre. Ytterligare analyser gjordes på ett mindre urval bestående av enbart undersköterskor, vilka delades upp i två grupper beroende på arbetsuppgifter; hemtjänst (N = 41) och särskilt boende (N = 29). Resultaten visar en statistisk signifikans i upplevd stress mellan de båda grupperna, där undersköterskor i hemtjänst var signifikant mindre stressade än sina kollegor anställda inom särskilt boende. För en ökad förståelse av sambanden mellan ålder och upplevd stress bland anställda inom äldreomsorgen, diskuteras de erhållna resultaten vidare.

Abstract [en]

The level of self-reported stress in adults is thought to be strongly influenced by perceived lifestress and the ability and strategies to cope with such stressful situations have been shown to function as a buffer against stress. Moreover previous research has shown a negative correlation between age and perceived stress, suggesting that through life, we learn how to handle stressful situations better. In times when the working population gradually becomes older, gaining more understanding about perceived stress and age should be imperative. This relation was therefore analyzed in a sample of 88 nursing staff, working within the public elderly care in a Swedish county, showing a significant difference in perceived stress between the younger and older age groups. However compared to earlier studies made on samples from different professions, a contradicting result was obtained, with age correlating positively with perceived stress, where older nursing staff was found to be significantly more stressed than their younger colleagues. Further analysis was done on a smaller sample of assisting nurses, which was split into two groups according to line of work; family care home staff (N = 41) and nursing home staff (N = 29), showing a statistically significant difference in perceived stress between the two groups, where nurses working in family care homes were significantly less stressed than their colleagues employed in nursing homes. The implications of these observations for better understanding of age and stress among employees in elderly care are further discussed.

Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2014. , 18 p.
Keyword [en]
perceived stress, age, nursing staff, elderly care
Keyword [sv]
upplevd stress, ålder, vårdpersonal, äldreomsorg
National Category
Psychology
Identifiers
URN: urn:nbn:se:hkr:diva-14157OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hkr-14157DiVA: diva2:825103
Subject / course
Psychology
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Available from: 2015-08-06 Created: 2015-06-23 Last updated: 2015-08-06Bibliographically approved

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