2017, Cilt 4, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 024-037
Expression of Professional Adherence by Professional Prestige in Nurses
Neslihan DERİN1, Neslihan ŞİMŞEK ILKIM2, Hilal YAYAN3
1İnönü Üniversitesi İktisadi ve İdari Bilimler Fakültesi, Uluslararası Ticaret ve İşletmecilik Bölümü, Malatya, Türkiye
2Yeşilyurt Kaymakamlığı Sosyal Yardımlaşma ve Dayanşma Vakfı Başkanlığı, Malatya, Türkiye
3İnönü Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi Hemşirelik Bölümü, Malatya, Türkiye
Keywords: Professional adherence, perception, nursing

Aim: The purpose of this research is to determine, in what level, perceived professional prestige predict professional engagement in nurses and to reveal whether nurses’ perceptions of professional prestige and professional engagement differ according to demographic characteristics or not.

Material and Method: The research population includes 1900 nurses working in two large public hospitals that were active at the center of Malatya. The sample consists of 320 nurses as well. Data were collected by face-to-face survey technique through data collection form developed. Questions about demographic characteristics and organizational characteristics of the participants in the first part of the form, “Professional Engagement Scale” in the second part of the form and “Professional Prestige Perception Scale” in the third part of the form were included. Frequencies, arithmetic mean, t-test, one way variance analysis and regression analysis were used for data analysis.

Results: Regression model was statistically significant and perceived professional prestige had a predictive effect, with the rate of 10%, on professional engagement. It was found out that professional prestige perception decreased with age while professional engagement increased, professional prestige perception were higher in women than in men, nurses working as managers had higher professional prestige perception and professional engagement than other nurses.

Conclusion: According to the study results, professional prestige had a predictive effect on professional engagement. Nurses’ professional prestige perception and professional engement differed according to some demographic characteristics.