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

Morrissy, Laura, Boman, Peter, & Mergler, Amanda (2013) Nursing a case of the blues : an examination of the role of depression in predicting job-related affective well-being in nurses. Issues in Mental Health Nursing, 34(3), pp. 158-168.

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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.

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ID Code: 58533
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: depression, optimism, nurses, graduates, well-being, job-related affective well-being
DOI: 10.3109/01612840.2012.740767
ISSN: 0161-2840
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > EDUCATION (130000) > OTHER EDUCATION (139900) > Education not elsewhere classified (139999)
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Cultural & Professional Learning
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Education
Deposited On: 21 Mar 2013 03:32
Last Modified: 05 Feb 2014 05:44

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