Factors affecting the attitudes of nurses towards change

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Gulsah Kaya
https://orcid.org/0000-0003-3291-0116
Zeliha Koc
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-8702-5360
Dilek Kiymaz
Tugba Cinarli
https://orcid.org/0000-0002-7309-7208

Abstract

This study was conducted as descriptive with an aim to determine the factors affecting the attitudes of nurses towards change. The study was conducted with the participation of 178 nurses in state hospital between October 10, 2017 and January 30, 2018. The data were collected using a questionnaire consisting of 24 questions, and the Attitude Against Change Scale consisting of 29 items. In the evaluation of the data, descriptive statistics, One-Way Anova, t-test, Kruskal–Wallis test and Mann–Whitney U test were used. The Attitude Against Change Scale score was determined as 56.82 ± 13.52. A meaningful relation was observed between the Attitude Against Change Scale score averages and certain sociodemographic characteristics of nurses (p < 0.05). It was determined in the study that the nurses between the ages of 30 and 39, having 8–15 years of profession had more positive attitudes towards change.


Keywords: Change, attitude towards change, nurse.

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Kaya, G., Koc, Z., Kiymaz, D., & Cinarli, T. (2019). Factors affecting the attitudes of nurses towards change. New Trends and Issues Proceedings on Advances in Pure and Applied Sciences, (11), 18-29. https://doi.org/10.18844/gjpaas.v0i11.4309
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