Date of Award

1990

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

M.Ed.

Department

Education

First Advisor

Kuendiger, E.

Keywords

Education, Educational Psychology.

Rights

CC BY-NC-ND 4.0

Abstract

Nursing staff shortages and the high cost of health care have focused attention on burnout in nurses. High self-esteem is seen as a buffer to prevent burnout and is thought to enhance performance. The purpose of this study is to observe the effects of self-esteem training on practicing registered nurses and to explored the relationship between self-esteem and performance. Concept mapping was used as the teaching strategy. The majority (86%) of the randomly selected sample had both high self-esteem and high quality performance before training. After training 92% had normal healthy levels of self-esteem and performance levels increased significantly. No relationship was found between self-esteem and performance. Findings revealed that 38% of the random sample were experiencing emotional distress regardless of their levels of self-esteem. This study adds to the growing evidence that practicing registered nurses have high self-esteem. It suggests that burnout in practicing registered nurses is the result of conflict, not low self-esteem. (Abstract shortened by UMI.) Paper copy at Leddy Library: Theses & Major Papers - Basement, West Bldg. / Call Number: Thesis1990 .M387. Source: Masters Abstracts International, Volume: 30-03, page: 0458. Chair: Erika Kuendiger. Thesis (M.Ed.)--University of Windsor (Canada), 1990.

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