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Allahyari Bayatiani F, Fayazi S, Jahani S, Saki Malehi A. The Relationship between the Personality Characteristics and the Professional Values among Nurses Affiliated to Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences in 2014. JRUMS. 2015; 14 (5) :367-378
URL: http://journal.rums.ac.ir/article-1-2489-en.html

MSc of Nursing Education Nursing and Midwifery School, Student Research Comittee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran
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Background and Objective: The quality of nursing cares and nurses’ performance in patient care dimension is affected by the professional values. Studies have shown that a person's personality has an important role in professional values. This research aimed to investigate any probable relationship between personality characteristics and professional values among nurses.

Materials and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted on 200 nurses working in educational hospitals of Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences in 2014. Nurses were randomly selected and fulfilled demog raphical checklist, NEO Personality Inventory and Nursing Professional Values Scale- Revised (NPVS-R). Data was analyzed using t-test, one -way ANOVA and Pearson's correlation test.  

Results: Findings showed a significant relationship between the sex and some personality characteristics (p<0.05), whereas any significant relationship was observed between demographical charactristics and professional values (p>0.05). There was a significant and inverse relationship between neuriticism and some professional values. In addition, a significant and positive relationship was observed between extroversion, agreeableness and conscientiousness and some professional values (p<0.05). However, it was seen any significant relationship between openness and professional values (p>0.05).

Conclusion: The results of this study showed that there is a significant relationship between some personality characteristics and some professional values of nurses. So, these characteristics should be considered in employing nurses.

Key words: Personality characteristics, Professional values, Nurses

 

Funding: This research was funded by Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences. 

Conflict of interest: None declared.

Ethical approval: The Ethics Committee of Ahvaz University of Medical Sciences approved the study

 

How to cite this article: Allahyari Bayatiani F, Fayazi S, Jahani S, Saki Malehi A. The Relationship between the Personality Characteristics and the Professional Values among Nurses Affiliated to Ahwaz University of Medical Sciences in 2014. J Rafsanjan Univ Med Sci 2015 14(5): 367-78. [Farsi]

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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2015/01/20 | Accepted: 2015/05/18 | Published: 2015/07/11

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