Comparison of Occupational Stress and Clinical Performance among Nurses of Public and Private Sector: Role of Emotional Intelligence


  • Dr. Abid Hussain National Professional Officer Health Department Multan, Pakistan Author
  • Dr. Sirajul Haq Professor, Department of Public Administration University of Sindh Jamshoro, Pakistan Author



Occupational stress, emotional intelligence, and clinical performance


The current study was aimed to investigate the comparison of occupational stress and clinical performance among nurses of public and private sector: role of emotional intelligence. The survey method was used as a method of data collection. The  population  of  the  study  was employed  nurses  in  Nishter  hospital,  Combined  Military,  Children  Complex Hospital, City Hospital Multan, Buch International Hospital Multan. Purposive sampling technique was utilized to select the 100 (public, n = 50, private, n = 50). Results reveal that occupational stress is negatively correlated with clinical performance. Occupational stress has a negative impact on clinical performance among nurses. Emotional intelligence significantly mediates the relationship between occupational stress and clinical performance among nurses. Moreover, Occupational stress, emotional intelligence, and clinical performance were found to have significant variations concerning the sector of nurses. Nurses of private sector showed the greater level of occupational stress as compared to public sector. In addition, clinical performance of public sector nurses was reported higher as compared to private sector. Developing emotional intelligence and providing support and opportunities are crucial strategies to reduce occupational stress among nurses.


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How to Cite

Hussain, A. ., & Haq, S. . (2024). Comparison of Occupational Stress and Clinical Performance among Nurses of Public and Private Sector: Role of Emotional Intelligence. Bulletin of Business and Economics (BBE), 13(2), 251-254.

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