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Correlation between Engagement and Quality of Life at Work in Nursing Professionals: Cross-Sectional Study in a Brazilian Hospital at the Beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic

Version 1 : Received: 31 January 2022 / Approved: 2 February 2022 / Online: 2 February 2022 (09:34:41 CET)
Version 2 : Received: 7 July 2022 / Approved: 8 July 2022 / Online: 8 July 2022 (04:20:10 CEST)

How to cite: Carvalho, T.M.D.; Lourenção, L.G.; Pinto, M.H.; Viana, R.A.P.P.; Moreira, A.M.B.D.S.G.; Mello, L.P.D.; Matos, C.G.C.; Beccaria, L.M.; Amendola, C.P.; Oliveira, A.M.R.R.D.; Assoni, M.A.D.S.; Chubaci, E.F.; Lima, L.D.S.; Galisteu, K.J.; Ximenes Neto, F.R.G.; Sasaki, N.S.G.M.D.S.; Santos, M.D.L.S.G.; Oliveira, J.F.D.; Cunha, C.L.F.; Borges, F.A.; Cunha, J.L.D. Correlation between Engagement and Quality of Life at Work in Nursing Professionals: Cross-Sectional Study in a Brazilian Hospital at the Beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2022, 2022020025 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0025.v2). Carvalho, T.M.D.; Lourenção, L.G.; Pinto, M.H.; Viana, R.A.P.P.; Moreira, A.M.B.D.S.G.; Mello, L.P.D.; Matos, C.G.C.; Beccaria, L.M.; Amendola, C.P.; Oliveira, A.M.R.R.D.; Assoni, M.A.D.S.; Chubaci, E.F.; Lima, L.D.S.; Galisteu, K.J.; Ximenes Neto, F.R.G.; Sasaki, N.S.G.M.D.S.; Santos, M.D.L.S.G.; Oliveira, J.F.D.; Cunha, C.L.F.; Borges, F.A.; Cunha, J.L.D. Correlation between Engagement and Quality of Life at Work in Nursing Professionals: Cross-Sectional Study in a Brazilian Hospital at the Beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic. Preprints 2022, 2022020025 (doi: 10.20944/preprints202202.0025.v2).

Abstract

Objective: To investigate the correlation between engagement and quality of life at work in nursing professionals, from a public hospital in the interior of the state of São Paulo, Brazil, at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic. Methods: Cross-sectional, descriptive, and correlational study, with nursing professionals, conducted between December 2020 and January 2021. We used the Brazilian versions of the Utrecht Work Engagement Scale and the Walton Model scale. Results: The nursing professionals obtained a strong and positive correlation (r≥0.70) between the social integration domain of QWL and vigor dimension of work engagement (r=0.88; p=<0.001); moderate positive correlation (r≥0.40≤0.69) between QWL working conditions and vigor (r=0.40; p=<0.001), dedication (r=0.40; p=<0.001) and overall score (r=0.41; p=<0.001) of the work engagement. The correlations were positive and weak (r≤0.39) for the other domains of QWL and dimensions of work engagement. Conclusion: Professionals with satisfactory levels of quality of life tended to have higher levels of engagement at work. Professionals were strongly engaged and satisfied with their quality of life at work at the beginning of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Keywords

work engagement; job satisfaction; quality of life; occupational health; nursing practitioners; nursing

Subject

MEDICINE & PHARMACOLOGY, Nursing & Health Studies

Comments (1)

Comment 1
Received: 8 July 2022
Commenter: Luciano Lourenção
Commenter's Conflict of Interests: Author
Comment: In attention to peer recommendations, we have made the following changes to the manuscript. We have changed the title to “Correlation Between Engagement and Quality of Life at Work in Nursing Professionals: Cross-Sectional Study in a Brazilian Hospital at the Beginning of the Covid-19 Pandemic”. We have indicate the criterion and reference for classifying the correlations as strong or weak.We have adjusted the justification of the study and included information regarding related studies in the pre-pandemic period. However, we did not identify any studies associating work engagement with QWL.We have included specific analyses with respect to occupational mode to see if there are differences by category (analyses regarding the role of nurses).We include information from other studies that used the instruments we employed in this study (introduction and discussion).We have included a short description of the two questionnaires used in the study, as well as evidence regarding the internal consistency of the scales used.We performed some analyses for sociodemographic variables, presented in Table 3.We have reorganized the paragraph that addresses job satisfaction (lines 381 to 385).We have revised the text to make a better connection between physical and emotional exhaustion, the decline in QWL associated with lack of perceived fair and adequate compensation. In addition, we have cited the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on emotional health and the impact on the quality of life of professionals.
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