UK Health and Social Care Providers’ Professional Quality of Life: The Effects of Personality, Exposure to Aggression and Coping Strategy Selection

Dunnett, Danielle April (2016) UK Health and Social Care Providers’ Professional Quality of Life: The Effects of Personality, Exposure to Aggression and Coping Strategy Selection. Undergraduate thesis, University of Chichester.

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Abstract

We examined the nature of the unique relationships personality, exposure to aggression and coping strategy with professional quality of life (PQL) in 157 formal health and social care providers from a wide range of occupational settings in the UK, 62% (N=98) were female, 38% (N=59) were male. Participants were between the ages of 20 to 69 with a mean age of 41 (SD=12.5). Participants completed the Brief Personality Scale (BFI-10; Rammstedt & John, 2007), Cohan-Mansfield Agitation Inventory (CMAI; Cohan-Mansfield, 1994), Brief Cope Inventory (Carver, 1997), and the Professional Quality of Life Inventory (PQL; Stamm, 2010).
Literature in this field indicates that exposure to aggression has shown to increase the likelihood of physical and psychological disorders such as posttraumatic stress, compassion fatigue, a sense of low personal accomplishment, and burnout (Figley, 1995; Nienhaus, Westermann, & Kuhnert, 2012). Furthermore, personality dispositions can contribute to an individual’s psychological and physical wellbeing, because if situations are considered highly ambiguous and threatening this may cause some individuals more stress compared to others, which will influence the way they cope. However, there is a dearth in the field exploring the effects of the above variables on formal caregivers PQL.
A hierarchical multiple regression analyses was performed in order to investigate the three hypotheses of this study. Results indicated that personality significantly influenced PQL, however, extroversion, openness and neuroticism were no longer significant once predictors were entered at step 2 and 3. At step 2, aggression was added, significantly influencing caregivers PQL, and at step 3 coping was added indicating an even higher significance on PQL.
Keywords: Health and Social Care Providers, Professional Quality of Life, Personality, Aggression, Coping Strategy.

Item Type: Thesis (Undergraduate)
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology
Divisions: Departments > Psychology and Counselling
Undergraduate Dissertations
Depositing User: Steve Bowman
Date Deposited: 20 Jul 2016 11:37
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2016 11:37
URI: http://eprints.chi.ac.uk/id/eprint/1897

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