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The personality profile of excellent nurses in China: The 16PF.
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PMID:  23176098     Owner:  NLM     Status:  Publisher    
Abstract In recent years, there has been growing interest in examining the relationship between personality characteristics and nursing service. Nurses' personality characteristics affect nursing quality and contribute toward success in the field of nursing, but little is known about excellent nurses' personality characteristics that promote the quality of nursing care. The purpose of this study was to identify excellent nurses' personality characteristics through comparison and examination of the characteristics between excellent and average nurses. A cross-sectional survey research was conducted with the 16PF. Data were collected from three hospitals in the People's Republic of China. The participants were comprised of a total of 159 excellent (n = 78) and average (n = 81) qualified nurses. Excellent nurses possess higher social boldness, openness to change, self-reliance, perfectionism, and lower dominance, vigilance, shrewdness than average nurses. The study revealed the personality profile of excellent nurses. Nurses may be selected, employed and trained according to the personality characteristics of excellent nurses. Thus nursing strategies should be developed and adjusted to get the right person in the right job the first time.
L Zhang; B Liu; H Ren; Y-F Liu; Y Zhang
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Publication Detail:
Type:  JOURNAL ARTICLE     Date:  2012-11-24
Journal Detail:
Title:  Contemporary nurse     Volume:  -     ISSN:  1037-6178     ISO Abbreviation:  Contemp Nurse     Publication Date:  2012 Nov 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2012-11-26     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9211867     Medline TA:  Contemp Nurse     Country:  -    
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Languages:  ENG     Pagination:  -     Citation Subset:  -    
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