A Study of Relationship Among Personality, Perception of Culture and Nursing Ethical Behavior

Monday, July 11, 2011

Kyoko Shida, MS, RN
School of health sciences and nursing, Juntendo University, Mishima, Japan

Learning Objective 1: The learner will be able to posses empilical evidence about relationship among nurse's personality, perception of organization culture and nursing ethical behavior in Japan.

Learning Objective 2: The learner will be able to retain knowledge about Japanese nursing environment concerning to the bariiors of ethical behavior.

Purpose: This study aimed to find the characteristics of nurse’s personality and the environment of the organization forward to ethical behavior opposed to co-worker’s unethical practices.

Methods: The dependent variable is established as asking “if you find unethical practice, you can say NO or stop” and answering 5 points response ranging from (1) to a very little extent to (5) to a very great extent. Independent variables are nurses’ personality traits (NEO-FFI) and perception of organizational culture (Organizational Culture Profiles) to which they belong.

Results: 187 samples are analyzed. 5 factors of organization culture are categorized after factor analysis. As a result of multiple regression analysis, conscientiousness (one of personality traits) and respect for person (one of dimension of organization culture) are significant.

Conclusion: It is implied some personality trait and perception of culture are both related to nursing ethical behavior.