The effect of professional values of nurses on their attitudes towards caregiving roles


Tuna R. , Şahin S.

International Journal Of Nursing Practice, vol.27, pp.1-10, 2021 (Journal Indexed in SSCI)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 27
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ijn.12879
  • Title of Journal : International Journal Of Nursing Practice
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-10

Abstract

Aim: This study was conducted to determine the effect of professional values of nurses on their attitudes towards caregiving roles. Methods: This is a cross-sectional, correlational and descriptive study. The data were collected from 319 nurses working at different units in a public hospital between January and May 2019. The data collection tool included a 10-question participant information form, the nursing professional values scale and the attitude scale for nurses in caregiving roles. The variables were analysed using the multiple linear regression. Results: The nurses had professional values and attitudes towards caregiving roles at high levels. Significant differences were found in the overall scales and their subscales especially due to nurses loving their profession (P < 0.05). Attitudes of the nurses towards caregiving roles were predicted by human dignity (β = 0.52, P < 0.01), action (β = 0.34, P < 0.01) and autonomy (β = −0.29, P < 0.01). Human dignity, action and autonomy accounted for 30% of the variance in their attitudes towards caregiving roles (ΔR2 = 0.30). Conclusion: Scores obtained by the nurses loving their profession from the nursing professional values scale and the attitude scale for nurses in caregiving roles were higher. In addition, nurses' caregiving roles were explained with professional values.aim: This study was conducted to determine the effect of professional values ofnurses on their attitudes towards caregiving roles.Methods: This is a cross-sectional, correlational and descriptive study. The data werecollected from 319 nurses working at different units in a public hospital betweenJanuary and May 2019. The data collection tool included a 10-question participantinformation form, the nursing professional values scale and the attitude scale fornurses in caregiving roles. The variables were analysed using the multiple linearregression.Results: The nurses had professional values and attitudes towards caregiving roles athigh levels. Significant differences were found in the overall scales and their subscalesespecially due to nurses loving their profession (P < 0.05). Attitudes of thenurses towards caregiving roles were predicted by human dignity (%CE%B2 = 0.52, P < 0.01),action (%CE%B2 = 0.34, P < 0.01) and autonomy (%CE%B2 = %E2%88%920.29, P < 0.01). Human dignity, actionand autonomy accounted for 30% of the variance in their attitudes towards caregivingroles (%CE%94R2 = 0.30).Conclusion: Scores obtained by the nurses loving their profession from the nursingprofessional values scale and the attitude scale for nurses in caregiving roles werehigher. In addition, nurses' caregiving roles were explained with professional values.