Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Research Article

The Impact of Professional Values and Job Satisfaction of Pediatric Nursing on Their Intercultural Sensitivity


Department of Child Health and Diseases Nursing, Dokuz Eylül University School of Nursing, İzmir, Turkey


Izmir Provincial Health Directorate S.B.U. Dr. Behçet Uz Pediatric Diseases and Surgery Training and Research Hospital, zmir, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 323-328
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.44522
Read: 133 Downloads: 74 Published: 30 September 2021

Background: This study aimed to examine the effect of pediatric nurses’ professional values and job satisfaction on their intercultural sensitivities.

Methods: This study was conducted between July and December 2018 with 119 pediatric nurses working in the pediatric clinics of a state hospital and a university hospital in the western region of Turkey. A “Descriptive Information Form,” the “Nurses Professional Values Scale,” the “Job Satisfaction Scale for Nurses,” and the “Intercultural Sensitivity Scale” were used to collect data. The SPSS 22.0 statistical software package was used to analyze the data. The sociodemographic characteristics of the pediatric nurses were represented using percentage and mean values, and the effect of nurses’ job satisfaction and professional values on their intercultural sensitivity was evaluated using the simple regression analysis.

Results: Of the pediatric nurses, 91.6% were female, and the mean age was 31.32 ± 6.56. It was determined that the majority of the nurses had not participated in a scientific activity/inservice education program on intercultural sensitivity before. A moderate positive correlation was found between pediatric nurses’ intercultural sensitivity, professional values, and job satisfaction (P < .001). A significant positive relationship was found in all the models established in the simple regression analysis performed in the study.

Conclusion: It was found that pediatric nurses’ professional values and job satisfaction affected their intercultural sensitivity. Therefore, we recommend that these concepts, which affect nurses’ care, should be supported by interventional studies.

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