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dc.contributor.supervisor Kulig, Judith Celene
dc.contributor.author Al-Hassan, Mohammed A.
dc.date.accessioned 2014-10-14T17:11:45Z
dc.date.available 2014-10-14T17:11:45Z
dc.date.issued 2014
dc.identifier.uri https://hdl.handle.net/10133/3535
dc.description.abstract The growing percentage of older Canadians presents challenges for health care providers in assisted living facilities (ALFs). Health care aides (HCAs) provide vital support and care to individuals who live in such facilities. Immense pressure is placed on the HCAs. Stress derives from many facets of one’s life; however, work-related stress is increasingly prominent. The purpose of this descriptive, exploratory, qualitative thesis is to describe, understand, and explore the experience of work-related stress among HCAs in ALFs. Semi-structured face to face interviews with 14 participants were conducted. Four main themes emerged from the research: (a) the meaning of work-related stress; (b) genesis of work-related stress; (c) how stress affects/changes workers’ lives; and (d) how HCAs cope. Research findings from this study will enable employers and service providers to identify stressors in the workplace, reduce work stress, and improve individual well-being. Further, I identified what the ideal workplace from an HCA’s view. en_US
dc.language.iso en_CA en_US
dc.publisher Lethbridge, Alta. : University of Lethbridge, Faculty of Health Sciences en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries Thesis (University of Lethbridge. Faculty of Health Sciences) en_US
dc.subject WORK-RELATED STRESS en_US
dc.subject HEALTH CARE AIDES en_US
dc.subject ASSISTED LIVING FACILITIES en_US
dc.subject DESCRPTIVE EXPLORATORY en_US
dc.subject AGING en_US
dc.title Work-related stress among health care aides in assisted living facilities : a descriptive exploratory study en_US
dc.type Thesis en_US
dc.publisher.faculty Health Sciences en_US
dc.degree.level Masters en_US
dc.degree.level Masters
dc.proquest.subject 0566 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0354 en_US
dc.proquest.subject 0573 en_US
dc.proquestyes Yes en_US


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