The Moderation Effect of Affective Commitment on the Relationship between Job Stress and Presenteeism among Obstetric Healthcare Workers during COVID-19 Pandemic
Rania El-Kurdy1, Amina El-Nemer1, Ahmad Yousef2, Waheed Elsaidy3, Ayman Hamdan-Mansour4, *
Identifiers and Pagination:Year: 2022
E-location ID: e187443462203090
Publisher ID: e187443462203090
Article History:Received Date: 4/6/2021
Revision Received Date: 25/11/2021
Acceptance Date: 23/12/2021
Electronic publication date: 08/04/2022
Collection year: 2022
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Presenteeism is a significant factor that affects the quality of care provided by obstetric healthcare workers, including nurses, that needs further investigation of its connection to job stress and affective commitment during COVID-19 pandemic.
The aim of this study is to examine the moderation effect of affective commitment on the relationship between job stress and presenteeism among obstetric healthcare workers during COVID-19 pandemic.
Two hundred and seven Egyptian obstetric healthcare workers participated in a cross-sectional, descriptive study using a web-based questionnaire to collect data on sociodemographic, presenteeism, challenge stress, hindrance stress, and affective commitment.
More than 50% of obstetric healthcare workers had a moderate level of presenteeism, while job stress and affective commitment were at moderate to high levels. Affective commitment had a significant moderating effect on the relationship between job stress and presenteeism (p< .001). Challenges and affective commitment had a positive effect on presenteeism, while hindrances had a negative effect.
Obstetric healthcare workers need to recognize the connection between job stress and presenteeism and the buffering role of affective commitment.
Implications for Nursing Practice:
Nurses need to recognize the effect of pandemic COVID-19 on job stress and presenteeism among obstetrics nurses and healthcare workers. Developing innovative protocols would enable them to improve their functionality and productivity at work.