Nursing Professionalism, Self-Efficacy and Nurse Parent Partnership in Pediatric Nurses

아동간호사의 간호전문직관, 자기효능감과 환아부모와의 파트너십

  • Cho, Eun-Ju (Seoul National University Hospital) ;
  • Bang, Kyung-Sook (College of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Seoul National University)
  • 조은주 (서울대학교병원) ;
  • 방경숙 (서울대학교 간호대학, 간호과학연구소)
  • Received : 2013.01.05
  • Accepted : 2013.03.04
  • Published : 2013.04.30


Purpose: To provide basic data to improve the practice environment of pediatric nurses by identifying their recognition of nursing professionalism and self-efficacy, and to examine the pediatric nurse parent partnership. Methods: Participants in the study were 165 nurses with 6 months of work experience in a university children's hospital in Seoul. Data were collected using a self-report questionnaire. Research tools measuring nursing professionalism, self-efficacy, and pediatric nurse parent partnership were used. The collected data were analyzed using SPSS PASW statistics 19.0. Results: There were statistically significant positive correlations for nursing professionalism and self-efficacy (r=.359, p<.001), nursing professionalism and the pediatric nurse parent partnership (r=.487, p<.001), and self-efficacy and the pediatric nurse parent partnership (r=.442, p<.001).According to the general characteristics of the participants, nurses who were married, practiced religion and had children tended to have higher nursing professionalism. Higher self-efficacy was exhibited by nurses who were older, married and raising children and the pediatric nurse parent partnership tended to have higher scores for nurses who practiced religion and worked in a general ward. Conclusion: The findings indicate that higher nursing professionalism and self-efficacy result in a better pediatric nurse parent partnership which should improve the practice environment of pediatric patients.


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