Relationship between Emotional Labor, Job Stress and Eating Attitudes among Clinical Nurses

임상간호사의 감정노동, 직무스트레스와 섭식태도와의 관련성

  • Im, Sun-Im (Department of Health Science, Graduate School of Chosun University) ;
  • Cho, Eun-A (Department of Nursing, Honam University)
  • 임순임 (조선대학교대학원 보건학과) ;
  • 조은아 (호남대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2014.03.04
  • Accepted : 2014.07.10
  • Published : 2014.07.31


This study examined the relationship between the emotional labor, job stress and eating attitudes among clinical nurses. The data was collected from 434 clinical nurses in G city, from February 21 to March 31, 2013 and analyzed using the SPSS 17.0 program. The mean levels of the clinical nurse's emotional labor, job stress and eating attitudes were 3.53, 3.81 and 2.27, respectively. The emotional labor showed a significant positive correlation between job stress (r= .570, p=<.001) and eating attitudes (r= .114, p<.05). In addition, the factors affecting the eating attitude were BMI (${\beta}$=262, p<.001), weight loss exercise (${\beta}$=.203, p<.001), internal medicine (${\beta}$=178, p<.001), surgery (${\beta}$ =.102, p=.043), and emotional labor (${\beta}$=106, p=0.49). These variables accounted for 16.8% of the variance in eating attitudes among clinical nurses. Therefore, working with differentiated departmental programs will be required to improve the eating attitudes and the BMI.


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