Personality Types of Nurses and the Relation between Self-Efficacy and Clinical Performance Ability

간호사의 성격유형, 자기효능감과 임상수행능력 간의 관계

  • Received : 2016.08.17
  • Accepted : 2016.11.20
  • Published : 2016.11.28


This study was to determine the relationship between nurse DISC personality types, self-efficacy, clinical performance. Data were collected from 302 nurses in 5 hospitals in K city. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient. With regard to self-efficacy and clinical performance, D type showed a higher score than type I type and S type. The lower region of the clinical performance showed the nursing process, nursing skills, higher score than the D Type S Type in professional development. With regard to personality and self-efficacy, and clinical performance, the type D (r=.56, p<.01), I type (r=.66, p<.01), S type (r=.6, p<.01) showed a positive correlation with type C (r=.52, p<.01). As shown by these results, each personality type has a different correlation with self-efficacy and clinical performance ability. This factor should be considered in the assignment of nurses to departments or individual training programs so that they can deliver the most effective job performance.


Nurse;DISC test;Personality types;Self-efficacy;Clinical performance ability


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