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Nursing a case of the blues : an examination of the role of depression in predicting job-related affective well-being in nurses

By Laura Morrissy, Peter Boman and Amanda Mergler

Abstract

The current study explored the effect of depression, optimism, and anxiety on job-related affective well-being in 70 graduate nurses. It was predicted that depression and anxiety would have a significant negative effect on job-related affective well-being, whereas optimism would have a significant positive effect on job-related affective well-being. Questionnaires were completed online or in hard-copy forms. Results revealed that depression, optimism, and anxiety were all significantly correlated to job-related affective well-being in the expected direction however, depression was found to be the only variable that made a significant unique contribution to the prediction of job-related affective well-being. Possible explanations for these findings are explored

Topics: 139999 Education not elsewhere classified, depression, optimism, nurses, graduates, well-being, job-related affective well-being
Publisher: Informa Healthcare
Year: 2013
DOI identifier: 10.3109/01612840.2012.740767
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.qut.edu.au:58533
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