Journal of Japan Academy of Nursing Science Volume 35, Issue 1 (December 2015)

Relationship of Simultaneous Cognition of “Worthwhileness” and “Burden” with Mental Health or Work Motivation among Senior Clinical Nurses Yui Shimogawa 1 , Harumi Katayama 1 1Department of Nursing, Hamamatsu University School of Medicine Keyword: 中堅看護師 , 同時認知 , 精神的健康 , 仕事意欲 , senior clinical nurses , simultaneous cognition , mental health , work motivation pp.247-256
Published Date 2015/12/31
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Purpose: The purpose of this study was to clarify the relationship between the ambivalent state of simultaneous cognition of “worthwhileness” and “burden” and mental health or work motivation among senior clinical nurses.

Method: Self-administered questionnaires were completed by 325 non-managerial senior clinical nurses with three or more years of clinical experience. The questionnaire consisted of personal background information, the role stress perception scale, work motivation measurement scale for nurses, and the Japanese version of the Kessler Psychological Distress Scale (K6). Data analyses were conducted using chi-square test, Kruskal-Wallis test, one-way analysis of variance and multiple regression analysis.

Results: Among senior clinical nurses in a state of cognitive ambivalence, 73.4% scored ≧5 on the K6 that means mental health is poor, and work motivation was significantly higher compared to those having a low “worthwhileness” score. In addition, their K6 scores were associated with score of “making the workplace more humane,” and work motivation scores were associated with score of “self-development and working positively for nursing practice.”

Conclusion: Results in this study indicate that, although work motivation is high, mental health is poor among senior clinical nurses who are in a state of cognitive ambivalence. Also, mental health was associated with “making the workplace more humane,” and work motivation was associated with “self-development and working positively for nursing practice.”

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35巻1号 (2015年12月)
電子版ISSN 2185-8888 印刷版ISSN 0287-5330 日本看護科学学会