International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies

Volume 11 - Issue 2 (2) | PP: 264 - 280 Language : العربية
DOI : https://doi.org/10.31559/EPS2022.11.2.2
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Psychological Pressures of the Doctors Working in the Palestinian Hospitals in the West Bank during the Coronavirus Pandemic

Joltan Hassan Hijazi ,
Tamara Issa Musleh ,
Sahar Murshid Khayyat
Received Date Revised Date Accepted Date Publication Date
5/9/2021 25/9/2021 27/11/2021 21/4/2022
Abstract
The current study aimed to reveal the level of psychological stresses among the doctors working in Palestinian’s public and private hospitals in the West Bank in the light of the corona virus pandemic and to reveal the nature of differences in the level of psychological stresses according to demographic variables (control ones) namely: gender, years of experience, the social status, the type of hospital and the educational qualification among a sample of (430) male and female doctors. The study used the psychological stress scale prepared by the researchers. The results of the study concluded that the level of the psychological stress among the doctors working in Palestinian hospitals came to a high degree, and their order was as follows: the social pressures (79.32%), personal pressures (78.82%), health pressures (77.51%) economic pressures (76.01%), and job pressures (68.91%). The results also showed that there were statistically significant differences at the significance level (a≥0.05) in the total degree. The dimensions of the psychological stress scale depending on the variables of gender, years of experience, and educational qualification was in favor of males, and years of experience (less than two years) was in favor of the bachelor’s degree, except for the dimension of job stress in which there were no attributed differences in favor of gender. The dimension of job stress showed that there are no differences attributed to the variable of years of experience. The results also indicated that there were no statistically significant differences at the level of significance (a≥0.05) on both of the total degree and the dimensions of the psychological stress scale attributed to the variables of social status and the type of hospital. In the light of the results, the study came up with several recommendations, the most important of which are: Preparing preventive and curative training programs to train doctors on strategies for coping with stress and paying attention to the psychological preparation of doctors working in the Palestinian hospitals during the rehabilitation and training period before entering work.


How To Cite This Article
Hijazi , J. H., et al. (2022). Psychological Pressures of the Doctors Working in the Palestinian Hospitals in the West Bank during the Coronavirus Pandemic. International Journal of Educational and Psychological Studies, 11 (2), 264-280, https://doi.org/10.31559/EPS2022.11.2.2

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