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Effects of sense of humor and optimism on the nursing performance of the clinical nurse in the advanced general hospital

상급종합병원 임상간호사의 유머감각과 낙관성이 간호업무성과에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2019.04.10
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28

Abstract

This study was done to explore the correlation among sense of humor, optimism, and nursing performance and identify factors related nursing performance among nurses. A survey was conducted for April 2018 with self-report questionnaire. Participants were 181registered nurses working in three tertiary hospitals. Sense of humor was positively correlated optimism, and nursing performance. Factors affecting nursing performance included educational background, work shift, clinical career. Nursing performance had a positive correlation with sense of humor and optimism. And work shift, sense of humor and optimism accounted for 38.6% of the variance in nursing performance. Therefore, quality management for developing nursing professionalism support for improving nursing performance and sense of humor and optimism . Future research will be needed to clarify the effects of the sense of humor and optimism promotion program on nursing performance.

Keywords

Nurses;sense of humor;optimism;nursing performance;advanced general hospital

Table 1. General Characteristics of Participan ts

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Table 2. Mean Scores for sense of humor, optimism and nursing performance

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Table 3. Differences in sense of humor, optimism and nursing performance according to General Characteristics

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Table 4. Correlations of Sense of humor, Optimism and Nursing performance

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Table 5. Influencing Factors on Nursing performance

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