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J Psy Nurs. 2022; 13(2): 150-156 | DOI: 10.14744/phd.2022.29291

The relationship between nurses’ self-compassion and professional burnout

Kübra Kabakçı1, Özlem Şahin Altun2
1Department of Pediatric, Mareşal Çakmak State Hospital, Erzurum, Türkiye
2Department of Psychiatric Nursing, Atatürk University Faculty of Nursing, Erzurum, Türkiye

INTRODUCTION: This research was conducted to examine the relationship between nurses’ self-compassion and occupational burnout.
METHODS: Data for this descriptive study were collected from a population of 765 nurses at a university hospital in a province of the Eastern Anatolia region of Türkiye between March and October 2020. A sample was not selected. The research was completed with information provided by 316 participants. A personal information form, the Self-Compassion Scale (SCS), and the Burnout Measure (BM) were used to collect data. Coefficient alpha and Pearson correlation analysis were used to evaluate the findings
RESULTS: More than half of the participating nurses were between the ages of 25 and 29, female, and single. Most wanted to pursue a career in nursing and had a bachelor’s degree. The mean SCS score was 75.32±15.67 and the mean total BM score was 4.04±1.27. The mean BM subscale scores were 4.19±1.48 for emotional exhaustion, 3.08±0.78 for mental exhaustion, and 4.20±1.27 for physical exhaustion.
DISCUSSION AND CONCLUSION: The findings revealed a moderate level of self-compassion and a high level of burnout. Greater self-compassion was associated with less burnout.

Keywords: Burnout, nursing, self-compassion.

Kübra Kabakçı, Özlem Şahin Altun. The relationship between nurses’ self-compassion and professional burnout. J Psy Nurs. 2022; 13(2): 150-156

Corresponding Author: Kübra Kabakçı, Türkiye
Manuscript Language: English
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