Correlation of Assertiveness and Depression in Clinical Nurses
임상간호사의 자기표현성과 우울의 상관관계
방, 경숙; 박, 현주
Journal of Korean Clinical Nursing Research, 14(2):93-102, 2008
Journal of Korean Clinical Nursing Research; 임상간호연구
Purpose: The purpose of this study was to investigate the degrees of assertiveness and depression in clinical nurses and identify the relationships between them.
Method: The study included 261 clinical nurses working at one university hospital in the Kyunggi province. The assertiveness scale and a micro simple mental diagnosis test were used to assess the variables. Data were analyzed using SPSS.
Results: The average assertiveness score was 3.04±0.38 and an average depression score 1.23±.071. Statistically significant differences in assertiveness were identified with regards to marital status (p=.034), type of families (p=.005), number of counselling persons (p=.007), and subjective mental health status (p<.001). In addition, the assertiveness scores were statistically significant based on job position(p=.032), and the levels of satisfaction with nursing job (p=.015). There were significant negative correlations between assertiveness and depression of clinical nurses(r=-.237, p<.001).
Conclusion: These findings suggest that assertiveness training for clinical nurses is necessary, especially for novice nurses, in order to decrease the level of depression.
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