UW Tacoma School of Nursing conducting survey on workplace incivility during the COVID-19 pandemic

Uwt survey

This volun­tary survey is part of a study by researchers from the Univer­sity of Washington Tacoma (UWT) School of Nursing and Health­care Leader­ship. The purpose of this study is to explore health­care workers experi­ences of workplace incivility during the COVID-19 pandemic. This exposure in the workplace is impor­tant to capture as research indicates that psycho­log­ical safety has a direct impact on physical safety. Further­more, workplace incivility has been directly linked with adverse patient outcomes, and PTSD, anxiety, depres­sion, and other negative health outcomes in victims and targets. 

The survey consists of 25 questions (some are multi-part questions) and should take approx­i­mately 10 minutes to complete. The survey will ask you questions about your experi­ences with work-related incivility before and during the COVID-19 pandemic. The survey concludes with a demographic question­naire to provide a descrip­tion of partic­i­pants. Questions ask about age, gender, racial identity, years licensed as a nurse, and highest educa­tional degree earned.

Partic­i­pa­tion in this survey is volun­tary and all survey responses will be kept confi­den­tial. In the course of completing this survey, you may refuse to answer specific questions. You may also choose to end the survey at any time. There are no right or wrong answers. ­­We want to hear about your experi­ences and opinions, and there are no negative conse­quences for your answers, or if you skip questions, or if you decline to partic­i­pate. There are also no direct benefits to you for partic­i­pating. Partic­i­pating in this study is not antic­i­pated to produce harm or discom­fort greater than would be encoun­tered in everyday life. There is the possi­bility that you may be uncom­fort­able recounting negative workplace inter­ac­tions. If you are uncom­fort­able with any of the questions, you may simply choose not to answer. All of the answers you provide will be maintained in a secure manner on UWT’s server. We will not disclose your responses or anything about you. De-identi­fied data from this survey will be shared with researchers across the country to get a picture of incivility experi­enced by nurses nation-wide.

If you choose to partic­i­pate, please answer all of the questions to the best of your ability. 

If you have any questions about this study, please contact the Principal Inves­ti­gator Susan Johnson at