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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/303923
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Non-Assertive Situations Among Preceptors of Novice Nurses
Author(s):
Suzuki, Eiko; Sato, Shiho; Sato, Yukiko; Saito, Miyuki
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Eiko Suzuki, PhD, eikosuzuki@iuhw.ac.jp; Shiho Sato, MS; Yukiko Sato, PhD; Miyuki Saito, PhD, RN, PHN;
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013

Purpose:

This study describes work situations where preceptors of novice nurses felt “I wanted to decline, but I could not”, and reasons why they felt they could not be assertive toward novice nurses.

Methods:

A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 52 preceptors of novice nurses. After reading the definition of assertiveness in the questionnaire, and recalling examples at work from the past year, participants were asked about situations where they felt: “I wanted to decline but could not” and reasons why they felt this way. A content analysis based on Krippendorff's method was performed on their replies. The situations described were classified for each participant, and categorized based on the similarity of the situations.

Results:

The number of valid responses was 42, and the mean age was 33.3 years.

The situations where preceptors of novice nurses cannot be assertive toward novice nurses yielded the following seven categories: “Nursing practice”, “Dependent behavior”, “Lack of feeling strain”, “Inappropriate language”, “Presentation of the homework”, “Appearance”, “Character of novice nurse”. The reasons yielded seven categories: “Importance of human relationships”, “Reconciliation”, “Consideration to a patient”, “Novice nurse’s quitting”, “Buck-passing”, “Not want to be avoided”, “Others”.

Conclusion:

In the previous study, we reported situations where novice nurses are not able to be assertive. In this study we found that preceptors of novice nurses were not able to be assertive, either. The preceptors considered relationships with novice nurses to be important, and wished novice nurses would not quit because of them. After acquiring assertiveness, nurses would be able to work more effectively because they would experience much less stress and burnout. This study reinforced the importance of assertiveness education for preceptors and novice nurses, and suggested encouraging assertive communication throughout the ward.

Keywords:
non-assertive; preceptor; assertiveness
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Non-Assertive Situations Among Preceptors of Novice Nursesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSuzuki, Eikoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSato, Shihoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSato, Yukikoen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSaito, Miyukien_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsEiko Suzuki, PhD, eikosuzuki@iuhw.ac.jp; Shiho Sato, MS; Yukiko Sato, PhD; Miyuki Saito, PhD, RN, PHN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/303923-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Monday, July 22, 2013, Tuesday, July 23, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b> <p>This study describes work situations where preceptors of novice nurses felt “I wanted to decline, but I could not”, and reasons why they felt they could not be assertive toward novice nurses. <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A self-administered questionnaire was distributed to 52 preceptors of novice nurses<strong>. </strong>After reading the definition of assertiveness in the questionnaire, and recalling examples at work from the past year, participants were asked about situations where they felt: “I wanted to decline but could not” and reasons why they felt this way. A content analysis based on Krippendorff's method was performed on their replies. The situations described were classified for each participant, and categorized based on the similarity of the situations. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The number of valid responses was 42, and the mean age was 33.3 years. <p>The situations where preceptors of novice nurses cannot be assertive toward novice nurses yielded the following seven categories: “Nursing practice”, “Dependent behavior”, “Lack of feeling strain”, “Inappropriate language”, “Presentation of the homework”, “Appearance”, “Character of novice nurse”. The reasons yielded seven categories: “Importance of human relationships”, “Reconciliation”, “Consideration to a patient”, “Novice nurse’s quitting”, “Buck-passing”, “Not want to be avoided”, “Others”. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>In the previous study, we reported situations where novice nurses are not able to be assertive. In this study we found that preceptors of novice nurses were not able to be assertive, either. The preceptors considered relationships with novice nurses to be important, and wished novice nurses would not quit because of them. After acquiring assertiveness, nurses would be able to work more effectively because they would experience much less stress and burnout. This study reinforced the importance of assertiveness education for preceptors and novice nurses, and suggested encouraging assertive communication throughout the ward.en_GB
dc.subjectnon-assertiveen_GB
dc.subjectpreceptoren_GB
dc.subjectassertivenessen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:25:56Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:25:56Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission.en_GB
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