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مدیریت پرستاری 2018, 6(3 And 4): 78-87 Back to browse issues page
Prediction of psychological well-being based on empathy and self-compassion among nurses
Hiva Mahmoodi# , Esmaeil Soleymani
#Assistant Professor of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Golestan University, Gorgan , Iran
Abstract:   (956 Views)
Introduction: Nurses working in different parts of the hospital are more exposed to mental health because of more severe working conditions, so it is imperative to identify the variables that contribute to psychological well-being.
Aim: The purpose of this study was to predict psychological well-being based on empathy and self-compassion in Boukan city (2016) nurses.
Material & Method: This study was descriptive correlational. The statistical population included all nurses working at Boukan hospitals (N = 318). The sample size was 200 nurses (110 female & 90 male) selected by available sampling method. The research tools were Davis's empathy questionnaire (1983), self-compassion of Neff (2003) and psychological well-being of Ryff (1980). By
Alpha- Cronbach the reliability was (0.75, 0.81 and 0.71)
respectively.   The data analysis methods were Pearson Correlation Coefficient and Stepwise Regression. Data analyzed by SPSS 21
Results: The results showed that there is a positive and
significant relationship between empathy and self-compassion with psychological well-being (P ≤ 0.01). Regression results showed that empathy with beta coefficient (0.56) was more than self-compassion with beta coefficient (0.49) on nurses'
psychological well-being. Also among empathic components, the empathic concern was the highest with beta coefficient (0.40) and among self-compassion components the common feeling of isolation versus beta coefficient (0.42) had the greatest impact on psychological well-being.
Conclusion: It is necessary to increase empathy and self-
compassion in nurses during education and work by head nurses will positive effect on their psychological well-being.
Keywords: psychological well-being, empathy, self-compassion, nurses
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: Special
Received: 2017/11/21 | Accepted: 2018/05/5 | Published: 2018/05/5
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Mahmoodi# H, Soleymani E. Prediction of psychological well-being based on empathy and self-compassion among nurses. مدیریت پرستاری. 2018; 6 (3 and 4) :78-87
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