The investigation of learned resourcefulness in terms of locus of control, sociotropy-autonomy personality traits, and demographic and professional variables in nurses


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Akgun B. M. , HİÇDURMAZ D., Oz F.

Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, vol.10, no.3, pp.155-164, 2019 (Refereed Journals of Other Institutions) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 10 Issue: 3
  • Publication Date: 2019
  • Doi Number: 10.14744/phd.2019.21549
  • Title of Journal : Journal of Psychiatric Nursing
  • Page Numbers: pp.155-164
  • Keywords: Autonomy, learned resourcefulness, locus of control, nurse, sociotropy, WORKPLACE STRESSORS, COPING STRATEGIES, JOB-SATISFACTION, BURNOUT, HELPLESSNESS, DIMENSIONS, SAMPLE, HEALTH

Abstract

© Copyright 2019 by Journal of Psychiatric Nursing.Objectives: In this study, we aimed to investigate learned resourcefulness in terms of locus of control, sociotropy-autonomy personality traits, and demographic and professional characteristics in nurses. Methods: The participants of the study comprised 339 volunteering nurses working at Hacettepe Adult, Pediatric, and Oncology Hospitals. Study data were collected with Nurse Data Form, the Sociotropy-Autonomy Scale, the Locus of Control Scale, and Rosenbaum’s Learned Resourcefulness Scale (RLRS). Results: Nurses working at the institution for more than 25 years and working only the day shift had higher learned resourcefulness scores than their counterparts. There was a positive correlation between learned resourcefulness and autonomy. Among the sub-dimensions of locus of control, the only variable to have a significant relationship with learned resourcefulness was determined to be “self-control”. Additionally, autonomous personality type, self-control, and belief in an unfair world were predictors of learned resourcefulness in nurses. Conclusion: Nurses with low levels of learned resourcefulness are relatively younger and inexperienced. Thus, psychoeducation and group counseling might improve their autonomy, self-control, and cognitive coping strategies. Autonomous personality traits and self-control were the basic predictors of learned resourcefulness.