Nursing academicians' attitudes towards work life and their personality traits


YILDIRIM S. , ÇAM M. O.

JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING, cilt.19, ss.709-714, 2012 (SCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi) identifier identifier identifier

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 8
  • Basım Tarihi: 2012
  • Doi Numarası: 10.1111/j.1365-2850.2011.01835.x
  • Dergi Adı: JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRIC AND MENTAL HEALTH NURSING
  • Sayfa Sayıları: ss.709-714

Özet

Accessible summary Job- and organization-related attitude can be defined as a person's general attitude towards his/her job and organization. It can also be defined as the combination of the feelings, opinions and behaviours of the employee towards the job and the organization. The review of literature shows that, in general, the factors affecting the features of job- and organization-related attitude can be divided into three subtitles: sociodemographic characteristics, professional and institutional characteristics, and personal characteristics. In order to help develop a positive attitude towards job and organization in nursing academicians, it is important to establish the factors affecting the features of this attitude. This study is a descriptive and relational study, aiming to investigate the relationship between personality characteristics and job- and organization-related attitude in nursing academicians in Turkey. The study sample included 287 nursing academicians who worked in 14 School of Nurses in the Universities of Turkey. The job- and organization-related attitude of the nursing academicians is affected by their socio-economic status, working year, academic title, the temperament feature of novelty seeking and persistence, and the character feature of self-directedness and cooperativeness. Abstract The purpose of this study was to determine the relationship between attitudes of nursing academicians towards job and organization and their personality traits. The research included 287 nursing academicians who worked in 14 School of Nurses in the Universities of Turkey. A descriptive information form, Job and Organization Related Attitude Scale and Temperament and Character Inventory were used as data collection tools. It has been determined that attitudes of nursing academicians towards job and organization and their personality traits depended upon socio-economic status, working year, academic title, the temperament feature of novelty seeking and persistence, and the character feature of self-directedness and cooperativeness.