Name: Rosana de Oliveira Carvalho Silva
Type: MSc dissertation
Publication date: 23/01/2014

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Karla de Melo Batista Advisor *

Examining board:

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Ana Lúcia Siqueira Costa External Alternate *
Denise Silveira de Castro Internal Examiner *
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Laura de Azevedo Guido External Examiner *
Leila Massaroni Internal Alternate *

Summary: Introduction: The occupational stress has received special attention from
researcher, due to its influence on satisfaction, productivity, health and worker’s performance. In order to provide better stress confrontation at work, the hardiness personality comes out, improving coping faced to stress situations at work. It is associated to three personality’s dimensions: commitment, control and challenge.
Objectives: identify the relationship between the stress intensity and hardiness
among the surgery center’s multiprofessional team of a university hospital, in the city of Vitória, ES. Method: Cross-sectional and analytical study, which used quantitative approach and was carried out with 58 participants, all member of the surgery center’s multi professional team of an university hospital. The data collection instrument was consisted on a questionnaire, containing socio-demographic characterization items,
Workplace Stress Scale (WSS) and Hardiness Scale (HS). To analyze the data
normality, the Shapiro-Wilk Test was used. To verify the association between the variables, parametric and non-parametric tests and the Spearman’s correlation coefficient was used. The significance level was 5% (0,050). The instruments internal consistency was analyzed using Conbrach’s alpha coefficient. Results: The results indicated moderate stress intensity in 55% of population and hardiness personality in 12% of participants. It was no statistically significant correlation found between the WSS and the HS, as well as in the tested variables. With regard of hardiness, 60,3% of professionals showed high level on HC, 62,1% low level on HCT and 58,6% high
level on HD. HC showed significant correlation with the variables religion and work. HD showed statistically significant correlation with job, kids, age and length of service at the surgery center. HCT had statistically significant relationship with work shift. Conclusion: The team has a moderate intensity of stress. Socio- demographic characteristics and hardiness personality didn’t influence the stress’ perception in the surgery center’s multi professional team.

KEYWORDS: Nursing. Hospital surgical center. Health professional. Stress

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