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Han, Yang, and Yom: An Empirical Study on Burnout in Clinical Nurses: Focused on Bullying and Negative Affectivity



The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of bullying, negative affectivity and burnout in the nurses.


The sample consisted of 389 nurses. Data were analyzed using frequency, percentage, mean, standard deviation, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffé, Pearson Correlation Analysis and Hierarchical Multiple Regression.


The control variables of age, marital status, education level, current position, health status and work unit explained 30.2%(F=28.9, p<.001) of variance in burnout. The control variables, bullying and negative affectivity collectively explained 49.7% of variance in burnout.


The results indicate that the demographic factors influencing burnout are age, education level, health status, work unit, while bullying and negative affectivity in the work places are factors that influence burnout. These findings can be utilized to develop strategies to reduce bullying and negative affectivity.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
General Characteristics of Participants (N=389)
Table 2
Behaviors Measured by the Revised Negative Acts Questionnaire (N=389)
Table 3
Means and Correlations among Variable
Table 4
Differences in the Bulling, Negative Affectivity and Burnout by General Characteristics (N=389)
Table 5
Results of Hierarchical Regression on Burnout


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