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Advanced Search Abstract Background: Open University Press Design and Methods: Two hundred and eight nursing aides from 18 nursing homes in Israel completed demographic, work stressors, burnout, and perceived control questionnaires and a case vignette questionnaire to test attitudes condoning elder abuse.
The mean score of the attitudes condoning abusive behaviors was relatively high at 3.
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Condoning abusive behaviors were closely associated with higher levels of work stressors, burnout, and low income. Of these, role ambiguity, role conflict, and burnout were significantly associated with attitudes condoning abusive behaviors.
In addition, burnout partially mediated the relationship between work stressors and attitudes condoning elder abuse. For the most part, it is hidden within the walls of such institutions, and its extent is hard to estimate.
The few existing reports demonstrate its wide prevalence Hawes, Only in the early s did elder abuse and neglect arouse professional and social awareness.
Attitudes may predict actions by a person witnessing abuse, such as reporting it to responsible parties or giving assistance to the victim Mualem,or presage abusive behaviors toward elderly people Mualem; Stones, Previous studies have revealed that nursing aides are more prone than other nursing home staff to be involved in conflicts with elderly residents, and even to abuse them, because they comprise the largest group of team workers and because of the nature of their work.
The hard physical work and the close daily interaction with residents, who often exhibit behavioral problems, are additional major work stressors Hawes, In Israel, most nursing aides take this job because of lack of job opportunities in their original occupation Harel-Bash. According to previous studies, nursing aides in nursing homes experience a low level of autonomy and a low level of control and ability to exercise influence in their interactions with residents, as they usually carry out instructions from the other staff members Muntaner et al.
Burnout is defined as a psychological syndrome in response to chronic stressors on the job Maslach et al. Maslach and Jackson identified three components of burnout: Because nursing aides have a central role in provision of care to the residents, it is appropriate to address the factors that can precipitate and perpetuate burnout in this group Kennedy, The present study draws on the theory of planned behavior Ajzen, This theoretical model was devised for an understanding of the factors, which influence intentions to perform specific behaviors and their underlying attitudes, so it may serve as a basis for understanding factors associated with the development of attitudes to abuse.
According to the theory Ajzenpeople perform behavior when they perceive it appropriate or when they perceive an organizational reality that forgives such behavior. Attitudes toward a behavior are defined as a person's overall evaluation of performing the behavior; they evolve in relation to sociodemographic variables, situational variables, and behavioral beliefs Ajzen.
In the present study, attitudes to elder abuse were assessed in relation to gender, education and income demographic variableswork stressors situational factorsand perceived control in work. According to the study model Figure 1the main hypotheses of the study are that the higher the levels of role conflict, role ambiguity, role overload, and burnout and the lower the perceived control reported by the nursing aides, the more they will hold attitudes condoning abusive behaviors.
The second hypothesis is that male nursing aides, and those with lower education and lower income, will tend more to condone abusive behaviors than female nursing aides, and those with higher education and higher income.
The third hypothesis holds that burnout and perceived control will mediate the relationship of demographic and work stressors variables with attitudes condoning elder abuse. Methods Participants Participants were nursing aides at 18 nursing homes in the central area of Israel about 11 nursing aides at each institution.
As shown in Table 1participants were 18—65 years of age. Mean years of education were More than half the participants were women and more than half were married. More than three quarters of them reported that their gross household income was below the average in Israel.
More than three quarters of the participants worked full time and about the same proportion worked morning shifts. More than half the participants They had worked on average 6.The Importance of Socialization in Society! Thus by adopting towards himself the attitude that others take towards him, he comes to treat himself as an object as well as subject.
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Findings show that the work stressors, role conflict, role ambiguity, work overload, and low perceived control in work are major causes of burnout in work settings (Barber & Iwai, ; Maslach et al., ) and among nursing aides in nursing homes (Barber & Iwai; Goodridge et al., ). Burnout is defined as a psychological syndrome in response to chronic stressors on the job (Maslach et al.).
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