Factors Influencing Burnout Among Nurses Working in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals Complex, Osun State, Nigeria (Published)
Burnout is considered to be the challenges that have made the life of workers unbearable especially with respect to healthcare professionals. Research has shown that burnout is on the increase among health workers globally. Therefore, this research is aimed at examining factors influencing burnout among nurses working in Obafemi Awolowo University Teaching Hospitals complex, Osun State, Nigeria. The research adopted a quantitative descriptive survey research design. The sample size of 280 was determined by Taro’s formular. A self-structured questionnaire was validated and was used to collect data. Data collected were analyzed using descriptive and inferential statistics at 0.05 level of significance. The result shows that most of the respondents (84.4%) were affected by the burnout because majority of them agreed that the burnout can occur as a result of increased work load with a mean score of 4.80. Majority also claimed that poor remuneration could contribute to burnout since they are likely to have little or nothing to show for their consistent exhaustion, these respondents have a mean value of 4.30. Overall, the mean score of burnout of the respondents was 4.44. This implies that most of the respondents were moderately affected by the burnout among nurses. Further results on the hypotheses shows that there was a positive and low correlation between work-related factors and environmental factors influencing burn out among nurses (r=.377, p<0.0.01). Also, there was a positive and low correlation between work related factors and personal factors influencing burn out among nurses (r=.329, p<0.0.01). The research concluded work-related, personal and environmental factors were established as strong factors contributing to the effect of burnout among nurses. It is recommended that government agencies and medical practitioners should device ways by which burnout can be prevented among employees.
A Study on factors influencing consumer buying behavior in cosmetic Products (Review Completed - Accepted)
The purpose of this study is to investigate internal and external influences on consumers purchasing decisions on cosmetic products in Tamilnadu and Kerala. The questionnaires were given to 500 consumers who are all using cosmetics. Out of 500 consumers contacted, 412 questionnaires were received with required coverage and details. The instruments of this study involved two parts: the first section of the instrument consisted of forced-choice questions about demographic characteristics: gender, marital status, age, occupation, monthly income level. The second section variables chosen for this study in order to measure the influence of consumer buying behaviour in cosmetics products. The Statistical Package for the Social Science (SPSS) for Microsoft Windows 20.00 was used to complete the analysis of the collected data. Descriptive statistics, including means, standard deviations were implemented in order to investigate the demographic data, one-way analysis of variance (ANOVA) were used to determine whether any significant relationships exist among respondents. In addition, the .05 level of statistical significance was set at all statistical tests in the present study. The findings of the study were generalized as follows: Statistically significant differences were found in Income level by the different brand dimensions like social, culture and there is no statistically significant difference in dimension of Personal and psychological. In the end of the study implications and conclusion were provided.