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Prediction Factors on the Organizational Commitment in Registered Nurses (간호사의 조직몰입 예측요인)

  • Han, Sang-Sook;Park, Sung-Wan
    • Journal of East-West Nursing Research
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    • v.12 no.1
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    • pp.5-13
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    • 2006
  • Purpose: This research has been conducted in order to confirm the major factors that prediction organizational commitment in registered nurses. Method: The subjects were 350 registered nurses from 3 hospitals in Seoul. The sample for data collection consisted of 329 useable questionnaires (94% overall return rate) for 2 weeks. The Instrument tools utilized in this study were organizational commitment scale, empowerment scale, job stress scale and job satisfaction scale and thoroughly modified to verify validity and reliability. The collected data have been analyzed using SPSS 11.0 program. Three outliers which were bigger than 3 in absolute value were found, so after taking them off, Multiple Regression was used for further analysis. Result: The major factors that prediction organizational commitment in registered nurses were job satisfaction, empowerment, age and unit experience, which explained 51.9% of organizational commitment. Conclusion: It has been confirmed that the regression equation model of this research may serve as a organizational commitment prediction factors in Registered Nurses.

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The Impacts of Psychosocial Work Environments on Depressive Symptoms among Korean Registered Nurses (심리·사회적 근로환경이 간호사의 우울에 미치는 영향)

  • Choi, Eunsuk;Jeon, Gyeong-Suk
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.26 no.1
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    • pp.30-39
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: The aim of this study was to explore the association between psychosocial work environments and depressive symptoms among Korean registered nurses. Methods: The study population of 331 registered nurses was derived from the 2014 Korean Working Condition Survey (KWCS). Depressive symptom was assessed using the WHO-5 wellbeing index. Results: The thirty-five percentage of Korean registered nurses reported the risk for depressive symptom. Korean nurses with higher 'work-family conflict' were more likely at the risk of depression almost 1.83 (95% CI 1.04~3.20) times than their counterpart. Higher 'possibilities for development' were more likely decrease almost 60% of the risk of depressive symptom. Conclusion: Work-family conflict and possibility of development were associated with depressive symptom among Korean registered nurses. We suggest future researches identifying strategies for decreasing work-family conflict and its negative effects.

Perceived Competency, Frequency, Training Needs in Physical Assessment among Registered Nurses

  • Oh, Heeyoung;Lee, Jiyeon;Kim, Eun Kyung
    • Korean Journal of Adult Nursing
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    • v.24 no.6
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    • pp.627-634
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    • 2012
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to identify registered nurses learning needs about physical assessment. Specifically, what are the perceived competency, frequency of skill use and the unmet training needs. Methods: The study was an exploratory survey study. The sample was 104 registered nurses. Data were collected through three instruments: The Perceived Competency in Physical Assessment Scale, the Frequency of Physical Assessment Scale, and the Training Needs of Physical Assessment Scale which incorporated 30 core Physical Assessment skills. Descriptive statistics, t-test, and Pearson's correlation coefficient were used to analyze the data. Results: Auscultation of heart and lung sounds and inspection of the spine were rated by the subjects as physical assessment skills they feel least competent and also were less frequently performed. The most competent area for physical assessment was neurological system. The respiratory and abdominal system was identified as two systems that more education would be needed. Nurses with less than one year of working experience reported needing more training. Nurses with more than five years of clinical work experience performed physical assessment more frequently than nurses with less than five year of work experience. The perceived competency was positively related to the frequency of physical assessment. Conclusion: Continuing education is necessary to further train registered nurses regarding physical assessment skills and the program needs to be focused on the area which nurses are less competent for and have high training need.

Factors Influencing Work-life Balance in Korean Registered Nurses (한국 간호사의 일과 삶의 균형에 영향을 미치는 요인)

  • Jung, Mi Sook;Kim, Hyun-Li;Lee, Yoonjeong
    • Korean Journal of Occupational Health Nursing
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    • v.26 no.2
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    • pp.114-123
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    • 2017
  • Purpose: This study aimed to explore personal as well as occupational factors and health status associated with work-life balance in Korean registered nurses. Methods: This study was a secondary data analysis using cross-sectional nationally representative data from the Korean Working Conditions Survey (KWCS) in 2014. Study participants included 450 registered nurses in South Korea. Descriptive analysis, Independent t-test, $x^2$ test, and Logistic regression analyses were performed using the SPSS 21.0 statistical program. Results: Work-life balance was reported in 70.6% individuals with 85.7% being male and 70.0% being female nurses. Logistic regression analysis revealed that being male good health state, having less than 40-hour working week, lower number of night duty, policy on flexible work arrangement were significant predictors of work-life balance. Conclusion: This study provided evidence that identify predictors of work-life balance in registered nurses in South Korea. Therefore, we need the actively support health care service promotion and prevention for work-life balance predictors.

Effects of Resilience and Job Satisfaction on Organizational Commitment in Korean-American Registered Nurses (재미한인간호사의 적응유연성과 직무만족이 조직몰입에 미치는 영향)

  • Seo, Kum Sook;Kim, Miyoung;Park, Jinhwa
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
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    • v.20 no.1
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    • pp.48-58
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    • 2014
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the effects of resilience and job satisfaction on organizational commitment in Korean-American registered nurses. Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted using a structured questionnaire survey with 203 Korean-American registered nurses living in New York State and New Jersey State. Data were collected from May 8 to August 25, 2012. Collected data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Scheff$\acute{e}$ test and hierarchical multiple regression. Results: The mean organizational commitment of Korean-American registered nurses was $3.34{\pm}0.59$ out of a possible 5.00. The resilience and job satisfaction were significant variables predicting the level of organizational commitment among Korean-American registered nurses, accounting for 50% of the variability. Conclusion: The results of the study indicate that it is necessary to identify factors influencing job satisfaction and develop programs to strengthen personal resilience in order to increase organizational commitment.

Studies on Improvement of the psychiatric Nursing (정신적 병동 간호업무 개선에 관한 연구)

  • 신영란
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.5 no.1
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    • pp.59-69
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    • 1975
  • Author studied on various psychiatric nursing problems applying with the test of questionnaire to the 376 nurses who are attending at 13 general hospitals and one mental hospital in Korea from Apr. 1, 1974 to July 30. 1974. The results obtained were ai follows: 1. 13.095 of nonpsychiatric registered nurses wanted the psychiatric service for their most attractive assignment and this was the 3rd in order next to the general surgical and operating room. Among the psychiatric nurses, the popularity toward psychiatric ward was 31. 0% and they were 26.0%at the private general hospitals and 6, 0% in national public hospitals. 2, The feelings or attitudes of disgust and apprehension on nursing care of the patients at-flirted with infectious diseases were the highest responses (38.5%) and these 1.ends were also appeared in 6.9% of psychiatric nurses. 3. 85.5% of nonpsychiatric registered nurses have had received course lectures on psychiatric nursing and nursing care training on the psychiatric ward at their school of nursing. 38.0% of psychiatric nurses had received post graduate psychiatric nursing and they were higher in national public hospitals (27.0% ) than in private general hospitals (11.0%). 4. The responses of satisfaction and security on their employment were almost similar patterns between nonpsychiatric registered nurses and psychiatric nurses. But among the psychiatric nurses. they were more satisfied at private general hospitals (33.0%) than that of national public hospitals (10.0%). 5. Almost the half of the nurses (50.8%) were employed by the hospitals without considering their past educational or clinical experience or career. Among the psychiatric nurses, who were employed by hospitals without considering their past experience or career were 35.0% in national public hospitals and 12.0% in private hospitals. On the contrary, the nurses who were employed by their wishes fore more higher (26.0%) in private general hospitals than national public hospitals (2.0%). 6. The nurses who thought their employment was fit for their aptitude were 48.6% in nonpsychiatric registered nurses and 51.0% in psychiatric nurses. Among the psychiatric nurses, this response was higher in private general hospitals (34.0%) than the national public hospitals (17.0%). 7. Responses on wort loadings of nurses showed almost same patterns between nonpsychiatric registered nurses and psychiatric nurses. But. among the psychiatric nurses who felt much heavier than the nurses of other part were 24.0% in national public hospitals and 8.0% in private general hospitals. 8. 92.6% of nurses felt that the psychiatric nurses should have post graduate training in psychiatric nursing prior to their assignment. 9. 96.0% of nurses agreed to the risk coverage on the payment for the nurses assigned to the psychiatric ward and the ward for infection diseases.

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The Moderating Effects of Self-directed Learning Ability on the Relationship between Mentoring Function and Career Commitment in Registered Nurses (간호사의 멘토링 기능과 경력 몰입의 관계에 대한 자기주도학습 능력의 조절 효과)

  • Joo, In Seo;Bae, Eul Kyoo;Kim, Dae Young
    • Journal of Korean Public Health Nursing
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    • v.30 no.3
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    • pp.405-419
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    • 2016
  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to examine the moderating effects of self-directed learning ability on the relationship between mentoring function and career commitment in registered nurses. Methods: A total of 396 registered nurses from 19 hospitals located in Incheon were included in this study. Collected data were analyzed by confirmatory factor analysis, reliability analysis, descriptive statistics analysis, Pearson product moment correlation and hierarchical regression analysis with SPSS and AMOS 18.0 program. Results: The mentoring function and self-directed learning ability showed to have a positive effect on career commitment. Self-directed learning ability showed to have a moderating effect on the relationship between mentoring function and career commitment. Conclusion: To enhance the level of career commitment perceived by registered nurses, hospital organizations need to implement effective mentoring programs and develop self-directed learning ability in nurses.

The Scope of Practice for Registered Nurses in 64 South Korean Laws

  • Choi, Sungkyoung;Jang, Seung Gyeong;Lee, Won
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
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    • v.49 no.6
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    • pp.760-770
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    • 2019
  • Purpose: The role of registered nurses is expanding in scope as the healthcare paradigm shifts from acute, hospital-based care to community and population-based care. Given this paradigm shift, this study explores the legal aspects of the role of a registered nurse. Methods: We used document analysis for extracting laws and legal orders related to nursing from the entirety of Korean law. Using textualism approach, we examined the contents utilizing a framework that was developed based on the role classification of community nurses by Clark in this study. Results: A total of 119 items related to nursing were derived from 64 laws. Of these, 71.4 % can be performed by people in multiple types of occupations including nurses. As a result of analyzing required qualifications, 45.4% of 119 items required additional qualifications besides registered nurse license. Analysis of workplace and activity type demonstrated that 26.1% of the 119 items were related to medical institutions, with nurses performing mostly "Client-oriented role." More than half (68.9%) were non-medical institutions, with nurses performing mostly "Delivery-oriented role." Some, however, did not stipulate the nurse's roles clearly. Conclusion: Therefore, to match the enhanced scope and responsibilities of registered nurses and to appropriately recognize, guide, and hold these nurses accountable, laws and policy must reflect these changes. In doing so, these updated laws and policies will ultimately serve as a basis for improving the quality and safety of nursing services.

Trends in Salaries for Registered Nurses Compared with Elementary School Teachers and Salary Differences by Workplace Size and Geographic Location (간호사와 초등교사의 임금변화 비교와 간호사의 직장규모 및 지역별 임금 변화)

  • Lee, Ji Yun;Cho, Sung-Hyun
    • Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
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    • v.19 no.1
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    • pp.108-117
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    • 2013
  • Purpose: To analyze trends in salaries for registered nurses when compared with salaries for elementary school teachers from 2002 to 2009 and identify salary gaps of nurses according to workplace size and geographic location. Methods: Data were obtained from the Occupational Employment Statistics collected by the Korea Employment Information Services each year from 2002 to 2009. The study sample consisted of 2,281 registered nurses and 2,578 elementary school teachers. Linear multiple regression analyses were conducted to analyze salary trends and differences. Results: Elementary school teachers had higher monthly salaries than nurses with a baccalaureate degree after adjusting for years of work. Salary differences increased significantly by 40,000 won every year (p<.001). Nurses working in large facilities in Seoul had the highest salaries, whereas those in small/medium, non-Seoul facilities had the lowest salaries consistently over time. Salary differences between the two groups increased by 47,000 won every year (p=.001); salary differences between nurses in large, non-Seoul facilities and those in small/medium, non-Seoul facilities also increased by 40,000 won annually (p=.001). Conclusion: Geographical imbalances in the nurse workforce and nurse shortages in small/medium, non-capital facilities could be reduced by increasing the salary of nurses working in those facilities.

A Study on the Job-Santisfacion and Its Depressive Facors in Human Relation Among Operation Room Nurses (수술실 간호사의 인간관계 만족도와 저해요인에 관한 연구)

  • Cho, Mi-Ja
    • The Korean Nurse
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    • v.32 no.4
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    • pp.48-62
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    • 1993
  • This study was done for the purpose of analyzing the job-satisfaction and its depressive factors in human relation of operating room nurses of university hospital. Therfore, it makes an offer the basic data to help the resolution and prevention of the problems in operating room nurses. Furthermore, this study was conducted in order to find out some kinds of scientific data for the better control of depressive factors of job-satisfaction expressed by the operating room nurses. The structred questionaire reports of 246 operating room nurses who were employed in 5 different university hospitals which have over 1, 000 beds located in Seoul, Korea were used, which wer collected from August 24th to August 30th of 1992. The author visited supervisors of operating room in each university hospital and explained the aim of this study. The most of them(90.0%) answered to the questionaires. Analysis of the collected data were done by mean, standard deviation, percentage, t-test, F-test, Q-test, correlation analysis, one-way ANOVA.and stepwise multiple regression analysis. Major findings of this study were as follows: 1. The job of the operating room nurses were remarkably related with the satisfaction in human relation, which was defined as the behavioral job with thoughtful action rather than with mechanical action. However, the degree of satisfaction in human relation with personnel in other departments was found to be the lowest and its the main depressive factors were appeared due to the absence of interaction and uncooperative attitudes. Therefore, it was required that the members of other job need more cooperative attitude to the actual works in the operating room nurses. 2. The depressive factors in the satisfaction degree of human relation with offical seniors wer significantly related with their irresponsibility and partialness. Moreover, the job attitude of the operating room nurses is abundantly required to be improved, 3. The depressive factors in the satisfaction of human relation with medical doctors were significantly related with their insincerity and the class-consciousness. It is clearly suggested that the medical doctors do more cooperative behaviors for the jobs of the operating room without the suggested that the medical doctors do more cooperative behaviors for the jobs of the operating room without the superiority feeling of class-consciousness. 4. There was a significantly positive association between the satisfaction degree of human relation of the nurses with the following charateristics. (1) The registered nurses which had a tendency to be satisfied about the registered nurses' job. (2) The registered nurses which had a tendency to be a technique-aptitued in the motivation of the registered nurses'job. (3) The registered nurses which had a tendency to be satisfied about the total hospital working carrier and the aspects of old ages. Finally, these findings indicated that the operating room nurses should require the professional education courses associated with a high-development techniques and setisfaction in their jobs.

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