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Do the Nurses’ Attitudes towards the Nursing Profession Affect Individual Innovativeness?


Akdeniz Üniversitesi Kumluca Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Halk Sağlığı Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye


Akdeniz Üniversitesi Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Doğum ve Kadın Hastalıkları Hemşireliği Anabilim Dalı, Antalya, Türkiye

Arch Health Sci Res 2020; 7: 28-35
DOI: 10.5152/ArcHealthSciRes.2020.585935
Read: 2589 Downloads: 779 Published: 20 January 2020

Objective: The research was carried out in order to examine the relationship between nurses’ attitudes towards the nursing profession and their individual innovativeness.

Materials and Methods: The study was conducted between March 2019 and May 2019 with 205 nurses working at a university hospital. Information form, Attitude Scale for Nursing Profession, and Individual Innovation Scale were used for the collection of data. The SPSS 23.0 program was used in for evaluation and descriptive statistics, wherein the Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal-Wallis, ANOVA, and Spearman correlation tests were used in the analysis.

Results: The attitudes of nurses towards their profession varied according to the age group, gender, and marital status. Further, their attitudes towards the general situation of the profession differed according to the age group; it was found that this difference was because the 30–39 age group had the highest mean score and was found to be in favor of women and married nurses (p<0.05). In addition to this, it was found that the attitudes towards the general condition of the profession differed in terms of the number of working years, the working year in hospital, and the type of staff in the workplace (p<0.05). Giving care to 40 or more patients also affects the attitude scores for nursing profession (p<0.05). There was a statistically significant difference between the Individual Innovation Scale and Attitude Scale for Nursing Profession (p<0.05).

Conclusion: According to the individual innovative classification, nurses in the research group are “questioning” and the score of nurses’ attitudes towards the profession is high. The attitudes of nurses towards the profession affects intellectual leadership, resistance to change, and risk-taking dimensions of individual innovation.

Cite this article as: Adıbelli D, Kırca N, Karadağ A. Do the Nurses’ Attitudes towards the Nursing Profession Affect Individual Innovativeness? Arc Health Sci Res 2020; 7(1): 28-35.

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