Cyprus Journal of Medical Sciences
Original Article

Assessment of the Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Hopelessness Status of Nurses Working in Theonetraining and Research Hospital

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Yakın Doğu University School of Nursing, Nicosia, Northern Cyprus

Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4: 208-215
DOI: 10.5152/cjms.2019.832
Read: 223 Downloads: 109 Published: 23 December 2019

BACKGROUND/AIMS

Due to the vast knowledge they obtain during the education process, nurses become self-confident and successful professionals with a life vision,open to risk taking and change.

 

MATERIALS and METHODS

The aim of this study was to determine the entrepreneurial characteristics of the nurses, as well as their opinions and the hope or hopelessness status. This research included 140 nurses working in the Training and Research Hospital. The research wasdescriptive and in the screening model. The Beck hopelessness scale (BHS) and the entrepreneurship scale (ES) were utilized as the data collection tools.To determine the hypothesis tests to be used in the comparison of entrepreneurial tendencies of nurses by their indentifying characteristics and the Beckhopelessness scale, the compliance of the dataset with the normal distribution was tested using the Kolmogrov–Smirnov test, and as a result of the test, the scores from both the scales were found to be compliant with the normal distribution. The Levene test was performed to test the homogeneity of variances, which were then identified as homogenous. Therefore, parametric hypothesis tests were used in the research.

 

RESULTS

In the comparison of entrepreneurial tendencies of nurses consideringthe identifier characteristics and Beckhopelessness scores, the t-test was usedwhen the number of categories in the independent variance was 2, and the variance analysis was performed when it was >2. In addition, the correlations between the entrepreneurial tendencies and Beckhopelessness scores were tested with the Pearson correlation analysis.

 

CONCLUSION

Therefore, with the increase in the scores obtained by the nurses from the Beck hopelessness scale in the sub-dimension of feelings about future, the scores from the sub-dimensions of self-confidence, innovation, need to accomplish, locus of control and taking risks under the entrepreneurship scale also increase. The nurses with higher levels of hope are self-confident, have higher levels to take risks with more need to accomplish.

 

Cite this article as: Nurluöz Ö, Esmaeilzadeh S. Assessment of the Entrepreneurial Characteristics and Hopelessness Status of Nurses Working in Theonetraining and Research Hospital. Cyprus J Med Sci 2019; 4(3): 208-15.

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