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I am a doctoral student at the University of South Florida, completing my doctorate in organizational psychology, with a concentration on occupational health. For my dissertation, I am conducting a study concerning how the experience of aggression/violence at work may negatively impact the well-being of nurses.

The following questions ask you to reflect on yourself and your experiences in your current job. The entire survey should take about 10 minutes to complete.

The survey is anonymous, so no one but you will know how you responded. You’re taking this survey indicates your agreement to participate. You are free to participate in this study or to withdraw at any time. Your decision to participate or not to participate will not impact your employment status.

A full report on the purpose and findings of this study will be published and freely available. We will provide a copy of this report to all study participants at no charge.

If you have any questions about this research study or would like to receive results, please contact Ashley Nixon at This study has been approved by the USF IRB, #108280. If you have questions about your rights as a person participating in a research study, you may contact the Division of Research Integrity and Compliance of the University of South Florida at (813) 974-5638.

Thank you very much for your time and participation.


Ashley E. Nixon, M.A.
Doctoral Candidate

Paul Spector, Ph.D., Professor
Department of Psychology
University of South Florida