Title Work Engagement in Nurses during the Covid-19 Pandemic: A Cross-Sectional Study
Authors Allande-Cusso, Regina , Jesus Garcia-Iglesias, Juan , Ruiz-Frutos, Carlos , DOMÍNGUEZ SALAS, SARA, RODRÍGUEZ DOMÍNGUEZ, MARÍA DEL CARMEN, Gomez-Salgado, Juan
External publication No
Means Healthcare
Scope Article
Nature Científica
JCR Quartile 1
Area International
Web https://www.scopus.com/inward/record.uri?eid=2-s2.0-85104375014&doi=10.3390%2fhealthcare9030253&partnerID=40&md5=77ced29ba9c49e416e2e574b2759dd10
Publication date 01/03/2021
ISI 000633710800001
Scopus Id 2-s2.0-85104375014
DOI 10.3390/healthcare9030253
Abstract In some areas of Spain, health services and professionals working in the front line against the Sars-Cov-2 virus have been widely overwhelmed at all levels. Therefore, the objective of this study was to assess the level of work engagement of Spanish nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. A cross-sectional study was carried out. The sample consisted of 510 active nurses from all over Spain, without age exclusion, who voluntarily accepted to participate in the study. Work engagement was assessed with the 9-item Utrecht Work Engagement Scale (UWES) questionnaire, through an online questionnaire and non-probabilistic snowball sampling. The results showed a mean age of 45.9 years (SD = 10.7 years), most of them women (78.1%), and 58.5% were in primary care. The mean score for the UWES-9 questionnaire was 4.6 points (SD = 1.35). The categorical regression analysis performed revealed an R-2 value of 0.75 and a significance of p < 0.01 in the sex, type of unit, and training variables. The Spanish nurses in the sample present high levels of work engagement in all dimensions in general, although the lowest mean scores are found in the vigor dimension, among men, and nurses working in hospital and critical units.
Keywords work engagement; nurses; COVID-19; mental health; assessment studies
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