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This presentation is part of : Innovation in Nursing
Innovative Behavior of Professional Nurses, Community Hospitals
Patchana Hengboriboonpong, MS, RN, Nongchang Hospital, Amphur Nongchang, Uthaithanee, Thailand and Areewan Oumtanee, RN, PhD, School of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Pratumwan, Bangkok, Thailand.
Learning Objective #1: Analyze relationships between selective factors and innovative behavior of professional nurses, community hospitals
Learning Objective #2: Predict innovative behavior of professional nurses, community hospitals

The purposes of this research were to examine achievement motive, work attitude, creative climate and innovative behavior of professional nurses; to analyze relationships; and predict innovative behavior of professional nurses, community hospitals. The subjects consisted of 388 professional nurses selected by multi-stage sampling. Research instruments were Achievement Motive, Work Attitude, Creative Climate and Innovative Behavior Questionnaires. All instruments were tested for content validity and internal reliability with Alpha .79, .87, .95 and .96, respectively. Frequency, mean, standard deviation, Pearsonís product moment correlation coefficient, and stepwise multiple regression were used to analyze data. Major findings were as follows : 1. There were the high level of work attitude, achievement motive and creative climate (Mean= 4.28, 4.08 and 3.64 respectively) and a middle level of innovative behavior of professional nurses (Mean= 3.38) 2. Achievement motive, creative climate and work attitude were significantly related to innovative behavior of professional nurses at .05 level (r = .528, .501 and .447 respectively, p< .05) 3. Factors significantly predicted innovative behavior of professional nurses were achievement motive and creative climate at .05 level. These predictors were accounted for 38.1% of variance. The study equation was as follow : Z(Innovative behavior )= .392 Z (Achievement motive) + .348 Z (Creative climate ). These findings indicated that nurses who have higher level of achievement motive, work attitude, and work in a good creative climate will have the higher level of innovative behavior.

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