The need to belong has been proposed as the most basic need for human psychological well-being. Lack of belongingness has been associated with stress, anxiety and lack of esteem. Social and psychological functioning in the workplace has been linked to nurses interconnection with others and their perceptions of belongingness. Aim: To explore factors contributing to Malaysian nurses sense of belonging in the workplace.
Mohamed, Z., Newton, J. M., & McKenna, L. G. (2014). Belongingness in the workplace: a study of Malaysian nurses' experiences. International Nursing Review, 61(1), 124 - 130. https://doi.org/10.1111/inr.12078