Year of Publication

2009

Season of Publication

Spring

Paper Type

Doctoral Dissertation

College

College of Education and Human Services

Degree Name

Doctor of Education in Educational Leadership (EdD)

Department

Education

First Advisor

Dr. Russell O. Mays

Second Advisor

Dr. Larry G. Daniel

Third Advisor

Dr. Steven K. Paulson

Fourth Advisor

Dr. M. Catherine Hough

Department Chair

Dr. John J. Venn

College Dean

Dr. Larry G. Daniel

Abstract

This descriptive study explored the relationship between moral distress, professional stress and intent to stay in the hospital setting. The study involved 234 nursing participants and was conducted via an online survey over a 90 day period. The survey tool consisted of 51 items taken from known moral distress, professional stress and intent to stay tools. The items were divided into frequency and intensity of occurrence. Various statistical measures were utilized to conclude that moral distress and professional stress factors were significant (p

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