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Lee, Lee, and Pak: The Impact of Psychosocial Health and Self-nurturance on Graduate Nurse Experience



The purpose of this study was to identify the effect of Psychosocial health and Self-nurturance on the experience of new graduate nurses.


A cross-sectional survey design was used. The participants in this study were 149 nurses who had less than 12 months of nursing experience and were working at one of 4 general hospitals. The data were collected by a self-administered questionnaire from Nov. 2012 to Oct. 2014.


The total mean score for Psychosocial health was 3.07±0.60, Self-nurturance, 3.38±0.44, and graduate nurse experience, 2.59±0.27. The effect of Psychosocial health and Self-nurturance predicted 23% of variance in graduate nurse experience.


These results indicate that Psychosocial health and Self-nurturance have a positive relationship to graduate nurse experience. Therefore, further studies including approaches that support Psychosocial health and Self-nurturance are recommended to help in the adaptation of newly graduated nurses to clinical settings.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

Demographic Characteristics of the Participants (N=149)

Table 2

The Level of Psychosocial Health, Self-nurturance, and Graduate Nurse Experience (N=149)

Table 3

Psychosocial Health, Self-nurturance, and Graduate Nurse Experience according to Participant Characteristics (N=149)

Table 4

Correlation between the Major Variables (N=149)

Table 5

The Impact of Psychosocial Health and Self-nurturance on Graduate Nurse Experience (N=149)



This research was supported by Basic Science Research Program through the National Research Foundation of Korea(NRF) funded by the Ministry of Science, ICT & Future Planning(No. NRF-2012R1A1A1014906).


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