A descriptive study on self-esteem among nurses working in selected hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore districts Karnataka, India

Jose, Tessy Treesa and Bhat, Sripathy M (2015) A descriptive study on self-esteem among nurses working in selected hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore districts Karnataka, India. International Journal of Nursing Education, 7 (3). pp. 154-159. ISSN 0974-9349

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Abstract

Self-esteem is the extent to which we deem our value, worth, and competence as a person. It factors significantly in how we view ourselves and the manner in which we progress through life. Nurses with healthy self-esteem are likely to deliver therapeutic patient care, while those with low selfesteem are less likely to do so. Objectives of the study were to determine self-esteem among nurses and to find its association with selected variables. The study population consisted of 1040 registered nurses working in selected medical college hospitals and government hospitals of Udupi and Mangalore districts. Descriptive survey design was used to conduct the study. Purposive sampling was used to select the samples. Data were gathered by administering background proforma and self-esteem questionnaires. Majority of the subjects had normal self-esteem i.e.813 (78.2%) and 211(20.3%) had low self-esteem. Self-esteem of nurses had significant association with area of work and, daily working hours with regard to work variables.

Item Type: Article
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self-Esteem; Nurses.
Subjects: Nursing > MCON Manipal > Mental Health
Medicine > KMC Manipal > Psychiatry
Depositing User: KMC Library
Date Deposited: 22 Sep 2015 14:15
Last Modified: 22 Sep 2015 14:15
URI: http://eprints.manipal.edu/id/eprint/144018

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