Journal article

Belongingness in the workplace: a study of Malaysian nurses' experiences

Z Mohamed, JM Newton, L McKenna

INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW | WILEY | Published : 2014

Abstract

BACKGROUND: The need to belong has been proposed as the most basic need for human psychological well-being. Lack of belongingness has been associated with stress, anxiety and lack of esteem. Social and psychological functioning in the workplace has been linked to nurses' interconnection with others and their perceptions of belongingness. AIM: To explore factors contributing to Malaysian nurses' sense of belonging in the workplace. METHODS: A descriptive questionnaire survey of registered nurses (n = 437) working in two Malaysian hospitals was conducted in 2011. Previously validated questionnaires translated into the Malay language were used. Data were analysed using SPSS 19.0. RESULTS: Nurse..

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