Occupational Stress In The Workplace

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This research is a qualitative research. Qualitative research is associated with many research methods and is based on literature. It is a type of research that does not entail hypothesis. Stress is the reaction to change and is the hormone based reaction, therefore this is a non-experimental design there will be no manipulation and the data will not be studied (Ingnam-Broomfield, 2014).
This research is based on the reality and on endurance of stress in the workplace of health practitioners, It is based on the belief that stress in the workplace can be studied respectively and the results can be obtained in that manner. The researcher has to ensure that the correct methods are used when conducting a research and the participants are also
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All individuals who deal directly (doctors and nurses) or indirectly (those who help doctors in theatre rooms, but don not perform surgeries) with patients who are being admitted.

4.4.5. Measuring instruments
Measuring instruments which will be utilised in the following study include the Occupational Stress Index (OIS), the Experience of work and Life circumstances Questionnaire (WLQ) and the Occupational Stress Inventory (OSI).
The occupational Stress Index
The occupational stress index is assessment model which focuses mainly on the work stressors that are relevant to the cardiovascular system on an individual; the measurement also derives from cognitive ergonomics and brain search (Wigger, 2011).
The study will make use of the Occupational Stress Index in assessing stress in the health practitioner’s workplace by focusing on the dimensions of OIS. According to Wigger (2011), these dimensions are placed along the horizontal axis and are as follows:
• under load
• high demand
• strictness
• extrinsic time
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Each element within the Occupational Stress Index is scored on the scale of 0 to 2. In terms of validity the occupational stress index has a good face validity in a way that working people agree that the items of the measurement are relevant to their daily lives in the workplace and therefore this makes it easier for them to also understand quite well the more abstract questions (Wigger,

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