Journal of clinical nursing 2017 02 08() doi 10.1111/jocn.13755
AIMS AND OBJECTIVES
his study aims to investigate the self concept in nurse managers in Turkey and the effects of certain variables on professional self concept.
Professional self concept plays a significant role in improving certain professional behaviors. Nursing managers have the potential to influence other members of the profession with their attitudes and behaviors.
The study was designed as a cross-sectional descriptive study.
his study was conducted with 159 nurse managers in nine different hospitals. The study data were collected with a Personal Information Form and Professional Self concept Nursing Inventory and the data analysis was accomplished with descriptive statistics, Cronbach’s Alpha coefficients, and CHAID analyses.
The Professional Self concept score of nurse managers was 3.33 (SD=.308). Professional competence subdimension had the highest scores while professional satisfaction subdimension had the lowest. The types of hospital were found to be influential on professional self concept.
The types of hospital was reported to influence the professional self concept of nurses.
RELEVANCE TO CLINICAL PRACTICE
Nursing managers are visionaries who can potentially influence nursing practices and decisions. Nursing leaders must monitor and administer strategies to improve their professional self concept. This article is protected by copyright. All rights reserved.