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Job stressors and satisfaction in Peruvian nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic


  • Olga Paulina Carrasco Crivillero Universidad César Vallejo
  • Ericson Felix Castillo Saavedra Universidad Nacional de Trujillo
  • Rosa María Salas Sánchez Universidad César Vallejo
  • Cecilia Elizabeth Reyes Alfaro Universidad César Vallejo



work stress, job satisfaction, role of the nurse


Introduction: The context of the pandemic has generated important changes in health professionals who work in hospital settings, especially in nursing personnel who are in the first line, facing stressful situations that have a direct impact on the degree of job satisfaction.

Objective: Determine the relationship between work stressors and the satisfaction of Peruvian nurses in the context of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: Cross-sectional, correlational and analytical study carried out in 60 nurses who work in critical services of a public hospital in Chimbote (Peru). Two Likert-type scale questionnaires adapted to the Peruvian context were used. The variables were expressed in percentages, and Pearson's bivariate correlation test was used to establish an association. A significance level of p <0.05 was assumed.

Results: The medium level prevailed in the environmental (63.3%), work (83.3%) and personal (51.7%) stressors of the nursing professionals. A significant association was found between job satisfaction and environmental stressors (p <0.01) and personal (p <0.05).

Conclusions: The environmental and personal factor in Peruvian nurses who are working in direct patient care in the COVID-19 context is associated with job satisfaction.


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Author Biographies

Olga Paulina Carrasco Crivillero, Universidad César Vallejo

Magíster en Gestión de los servicios de la salud

Ericson Felix Castillo Saavedra, Universidad Nacional de Trujillo

Doctor en Ciencias Biomédicas

Autor de artículos científicos

Investigador CONCYTEC

Rosa María Salas Sánchez, Universidad César Vallejo

Directora de Postgrado Universidad Cesar Vallejo

Doctora en Educación

Autora artículos

Cecilia Elizabeth Reyes Alfaro, Universidad César Vallejo

Doctora en Salud Pública

Autora artículos científicos




Health Sciences