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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2015;24(2):136-144.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2015.24.2.136    Published online June 30, 2015.
Relationships among Gratitude, Depression, and Psychological Well-being in Clinical Nurses.
Won Hee Jun, Eun Seon Lee, Kee Lyong Lee
1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
2Department of Nursing, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital affiliated The Catholic University, Uijeongbu, Korea.
3Department of Nursing, Suwon Science College, Hwaseong, Korea. ew10ew@hanmail.net
This study was conducted to investigate the relations among gratitude, depression, and psychological well-being among clinical nurses. METHODS: The participants were 411 clinical nurses, working in U city. Data were collected during the four months, April to June, 2012. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 20.0 program. RESULTS: The mean scores for gratitude and psychological well-being were above average. The mean score for depression presented a probable depression level. Psychological well-being in clinical nurses was significantly correlated with gratitude (r=.55, p<.001) and depression (r=-.62, p<.001). The significant predictors of psychological well-being for clinical nurses were depression (beta=-.47, p<.001) and gratitude (beta=.34, p<.001), which explained 48.0% of the variance in psychological well-being. CONCLUSION: The results indicate that it is necessary to develop depression reduction and gratitude enhancement programs to improve the psychological well-being of clinical nurses.
Key Words: Gratitude; Depression; Well-being; Nurse


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