Title

Workplace adjustment and intergenerational differences between matures, boomers, and xers.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1-1-2000

Abstract

The authors explored the factors influencing occupational adjustment related to workplace stress among 413 nurses at a Midwestern pediatric hospital. Among critical factors found in responses to their questionnaire and follow-up focus groups were differences in work adjustment and intergenerational conflicts. Both real and perceived workplace stress can manifest itself both fiscal and human costs by increasing turnover, absenteeism and worker's compensation claims as well as "faulty products and negative behaviors." Baby boomers (those born between 1946 and 1964) and Generation Xers (those born between 1965 and 1981) reported quite different issues and perceptions of occupational stress.

Journal Title

Nursing economic$

Volume

18

Issue

1

First Page

7

Last Page

13

MeSH Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological; Adult; Age Factors; Aged; Aged, 80 and over; Burnout, Professional; Focus Groups; Humans; Intergenerational Relations; Middle Aged; Midwestern United States; Nursing Methodology Research; Nursing Staff, Hospital; Surveys and Questionnaires; Workplace

Keywords

Generations; Children's Hospitals

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