Interpersonal Sensitivity of Clinical Nurses and Related Factors

Adeviye Aydın, Duygu Hiçdurmaz
2017 Hemşirelikte Eğitim ve Araştırma Dergisi  
This study aimed to identify the factors related to the interpersonal sensitivity of clinical nurses. Methods: Four hundred clinical nurses from 33 hospitals participated in this study. The Nurse Data Form and the Interpersonal Sensitivity Scale were used for data collection. The test of signi cance of difference between two means, one-way analysis of variance, and Tukey HSD Test were used for data evaluation. Results: The interpersonal awareness sub-scale scores were lower in the 31-34 age
more » ... n the 31-34 age group than in other age groups. Timidity was higher in state hospital nurses than in private hospital nurses. Total interpersonal sensitivity, interpersonal awareness, and timidity scores were higher in nurses having 15-20 years of experience than in nurses having shorter experience. Conclusion: According to results of this study, age, the type of hospital, and the duration of experience were found to be related to interpersonal sensitivity. Based on these ndings, revealing the causes and dynamics underlying this condition in groups having increased interpersonal sensitivity through qualitative studies and developing preventive counselling programs to decrease interpersonal sensitivity in the groups having increased sensitivity are recommended.
doi:10.5222/head.2017.131 fatcat:qk6zo5yqirhw5jfjh55bg4eqae