INTRODUCTION: This study seeks to examine the relationship between the level of burnout in nurses and ruminative thought styles and organizational forgiveness.
METHODS: This descriptive and correlational study was conducted with 255 nurses working in a university hospital. Data collection tools were as follows: Introductory Information Form, Maslach Burnout Inventory (MBI), Ruminative Thought Style Questionnaire (RTSQ), and Organizational Forgiveness Scale (OFS). Descriptive statistics (number, percentage, mean, and standard deviation), independent t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), and Pearson correlation test were used in the analysis of the data.
RESULTS: It was determined that there was a positive relationship between the scores of the nurses emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, and reduced sense of personal achievement on the MBI and the scores of the RTSQ and a negative relationship between the scores of these subscales and the scores of the OFS (p<0.05).
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: It was concluded that as ruminative thoughts increase among nurses, the level of burnout increases, and as the level of organizational forgiveness increases, the level of burnout decreases.