Verbal Violence Type in Operating Room Nurses, Fusion Study on Emotional Response and Coping

수술실 간호사의 언어폭력유형, 정서적 반응과 대처에 대한 융합연구

  • Received : 2019.05.31
  • Accepted : 2019.08.20
  • Published : 2019.08.28


This study is a descriptive study to investigate the relationship between verbal violence type, emotional response and coping in the operating room nurse. The subjects of the study were 400 nurses working in 20 general hospitals and 372 nurses in the operating room. As a result of the analysis, it was found that the perpetrators of the verbal violence experienced by the subject were physicians, direct supervisors, and more than half of the subjects were considering the transition. The most frequent cases of language violence were when the equipment was inoperable or not used during surgery, There were significant differences in verbal violence experience according to marriage, clinical career, and work style. Language violence emotional response showed significant difference with gender, position and coping, age, academic background, clinical career, and position. There was a significant correlation between experience of verbal violence and emotional response, emotional response and coping. Therefore, the results of this study will contribute to the development of coping strategies and prevention education programs.

Table 1. General characteristics of subjects

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Table 2. Characteristics related to language violence experience

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Table 3. Situation of language violence experienced by nurses

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Table 4. Types of violence experienced by nurses

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Table 5. The relationship between general characteristics and language violence experience

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Table 6. Differences from emotional responses according to general characteristics

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Table 7. Difference between coping and verbal abuse according to general characteristics

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Table 8. Correlation between language violence experience, emotional response, coping

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