Accession Number : ADA185706

Title :   Role Conflict, Role Ambiguity, and Role Strain in United States Air Force Chief Nurse Administrators.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s) : Fullenkamp, Durelle M

PDF Url : ADA185706

Report Date : Jan 1987

Pagination or Media Count : 142

Abstract : This descriptive correlational and comparative study examined if a relationship exists among role conflict and role ambiguity as measured by the Role Conflict and Ambiguity Questionnaire and role strain as measured by the Tennessee Stress Scale-R. Four major null hypotheses were tested and revealed significant relationships: between role conflict and total role strain between role ambiguity and total role strain and among mean total role strain scores and three groups representing general levels of role stress. It was concluded that the conceptual framework was appropriate for this study. Recommendations were made to replicate this study using a larger nationwide randomized sample with a longitudinal design. Utilization of the conceptual framework in other studies as well as to study the eustress portion of the framework in relation to strain outcomes, were also suggested. Another recommendation was to conduct a descriptive study to ascertain coping response to role conflict. Keywords: Job analysis; Job satisfaction; Nurses, Nursing, Physicians, These.

Descriptors :   *NURSES, *CONFLICT, *ROLES(BEHAVIOR), AMBIGUITY, QUESTIONNAIRES, JOB SATISFACTION, ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL, NURSING, RESPONSE, ROLES(BEHAVIOR), JOB ANALYSIS, HYPOTHESES, NULLS(AMPLITUDE), PHYSICIANS, STRESSES, AIR FORCE PERSONNEL, MILITARY FORCES(UNITED STATES)

Subject Categories : Personnel Management and Labor Relations
      Psychology

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE