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Environmental problem awareness, eco-friendly attitude and eco-friendly nursing practice in hospital nurses

병원 간호사의 환경문제 인식, 친환경 태도, 친환경 간호수행

  • Seo, Young-Sook (Dept. of Nursing, Daegu Health College) ;
  • Kim, Jee-Hee (Dept. of Emergency Medical Services, Kangwon National University) ;
  • Choi, Hea-Kyung (Dept. of Emergency Medical Services, Eulji University)
  • 서영숙 (대구보건대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김지희 (강원대학교 응급구조학과) ;
  • 최혜경 (을지대학교 응급구조학과)
  • Received : 2015.10.20
  • Accepted : 2015.12.20
  • Published : 2015.12.28

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between environment problem recognition, eco-friendly attitude, and eco-friendly nursing practice. A self-reported questionnaire was completed by 191 hospital nurses from October to November, 2012. The data were analyzed through t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation analysis, and multiple regression analysis. There was a positive correlation between environment problem recognition (r=.46, p<.001), eco-friendly attitude (r=.36, p<.001), and eco-friendly health care in the hospital nurses. The explanatory power of the variables accounted for 35.0%. This study indicated that it is necessary to promote the awareness towards environment problem and eco-friendly attitude in the hospital nurses in Korea.

Keywords

Awareness;Convergent environmental problem;Eco-friendly education;Eco-friendly nursing practice;Hospital nurse

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