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Role of supervisory behaviour and family relations in unraveling burnout among nurses in Uyo Metropolis

Okon A. Umoren, Mercy Ekanem

Abstract


The study examined the role of supervisory behaviour and family relations in unraveling burnout among nurses in Uyo, Akwa Ibom State, South -South, Nigeria. Three hundred and twelve (312) participants comprising 47 males and 265 females were selected from University of Uyo Teaching Hospital, General Hospital, Anua, University of Uyo Medical Centre and Ibom Specialist Hospital, all in Uyo metropolis, using purposive sampling technique. The ages of the participants ranged between 27 and 54 years, with the mean age of 36.69 years. The study adopted a 2x2 factorial design. Supervisory Behaviour Description Questionnaire (Fleishman, 1953), Index of Family Relations (Hudson, 1992) and Maslach Burnout Inventory (Maslach & Jackson, 1986) were used to collect data. A 2-Way Analysis of Variance for unequal sample sizes was used to analyze data generated for the study. Result showed that supervisory behaviour was a significant determinant of burnout among nurses [F (1,188) =1.051, P < .05]. Result also showed that family relations was a significant determinant of nurses [(F (1,188) = 2.254, P < .O5]. Furthermore, result showed that there was no interaction effect between supervisory behaviour and family relations on burnout among nurses [(F (1,196) = 1.141, P > .O5]. The findings of this study and its implications were discussed and suggestions for further study offered.



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