Date of Completion


Document Type

Research Project

Degree Name

Grade 12


job burnout, coping strategies


This study aimed to determine the severity of job burnout of nurses working during the COVID-19 pandemic in selected private hospitals in Cavite and their correlations to their preferred coping strategy. Specifically, it sought to find out: (1) how severe the three dimensions of job burnout manifested in nurses, (2) which of the two main types of coping strategies they preferred more, and (3) whether there was a significant correlation between their job burnout and their coping strategy or not. It utilized an ordinal correlation research design and response profiles for its 50 total respondents. Referral sampling technique was used by having one nurse from each of the 10 selected private hospitals answer and refer this study to at most four of their fellow nurses. In the statistical findings, it was discovered most of these nurses have an overall moderate level of burnout which does not deprive them of fulfilling their duties. There was a significant correlation between higher levels of emotional exhaustion and depersonalization and indirect coping strategies, and between higher levels of personal accomplishment and direct coping strategies. Thus, despite being moderately burnt out, these nurses are capable of coping during their work in the COVID-19 pandemic.

First Advisor

Nancy L. Deluta