Analysis of the correlation between overtime and workplace violence on nurses at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital


  • Faidhil Faidhil Nursing Faculty, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh Province, Indonesia
  • Hilman Syarif Nursing Faculty, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh Province, Indonesia
  • Cut Husna Nursing Faculty, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh Province, Indonesia



WPV, Overtime, Nursing


Background: Nurses are one of the professions that are prone to violence. In many cases, violence against nurses often goes undetected because they are not reported and do not have a compliant institution. Violence against nurses in the workplace can negatively affect performance and service quality. One aspect related to the incidence of violence is the excessive number of working hours (Overtime). Overtime is thought to have caused fatigue in nurses and reduced concentration, resulting in violent incidents. Therefore, it is necessary to research the relationship between overtime and workplace violence (WPV) (Physical violence and psychological violence) against nurses at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital.

Methods: This research uses a quantitative method with a cross-sectional study design. The research was conducted at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital from May 31 to June 14, 2022. Of a total sample of 161 respondents, 127 could participate in this study, so the response rate was 78.9%. Thirty-four samples were excluded from prospective respondents because they did not meet the inclusion criteria. Sampling used a total sampling technique, all nurses working in the emergency room, pediatric room, pediatric surgery room, internal medicine for men, and internal medicine at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital. Data analysis used univariate and bivariate.

Results: The study found a relationship between overtime and psychological violence against nurses at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital (p=0.000). Meanwhile, there was no physical violence relationship between nurses at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital (p=0.290).

Conclusions: Overtime working hours are related to incidents of psychological/non-physical violence against nurses working at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital.


Author Biographies

Faidhil Faidhil, Nursing Faculty, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh Province, Indonesia

Master Student of Nursing Faculty,Universitas Syiah Kuala

Hilman Syarif, Nursing Faculty, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh Province, Indonesia

Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Syiah Kuala

Cut Husna, Nursing Faculty, Universitas Syiah Kuala, Aceh Province, Indonesia

Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Syiah Kuala


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How to Cite

Faidhil, F., Syarif, H., & Husna, C. (2022). Analysis of the correlation between overtime and workplace violence on nurses at Aceh Provincial Government Hospital. International Journal Of Community Medicine And Public Health, 9(10), 3627–3632.



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