The Differences in Stress Levels of Male and Female Nurses at Hospitals


A study conducted by Northwestern National Life stated that around 40% of workers experienced work-related stress. One of the professions who has a high risk of stress is nursing. This research aims to analyze the differences in stress levels of male and female nurses, employing a quantitative method and a cross sectional approach. There were 73 respondents, all of whom were nurses at X Hospital. Random sampling was used in this research. Chi Square test was carried out to determine the relationship between gender and work stress levels. The results showed that the majority of nurses were women (78.1% or 57 people) and male nurses accounted for the remaining 21.9% (16 people). A higher number of female nurses experience high stress (15.8%) compared to male nurses (12.5%). The result of the analysis of the gender effect on stress levels in X Hospital nurses generated p-value of 0.745 indicating that p value > 0.05. This result shows that there is no significant effect of gender on the stress level of nurses in Hospital X. Accordingly, from the hypothesis tested, it is proven that there is no significant relationship between the gender of nurses and work stress experienced.

Keywords: Stress Level, Nurse, Hospital

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