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J Korean Acad Nurs Adm. 2019 Jun;25(3):220-228. Korean.
Published online Jun 30, 2019.
Copyright © 2019 Korean Academy of Nursing Administration
Mediating Effects of Self-efficacy between Calling and Nursing Professionalism for Nurses in General Hospitals
Hyewon Kim,1 and Sujeong Han2
1Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Korea.
2College of Nursing, Konyang University, Korea.

Corresponding author: Han, Sujeong. College of Nursing Science, Konyang University, 158 Gwanjeodong-ro, Seo-gu, Daejeon 35365, Korea. Tel: +82-42-600-8561, Fax: +82-42-600-8555, Email:
Received Feb 15, 2019; Revised Mar 31, 2019; Accepted Apr 10, 2019.

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This study was done to identify the mediating effect of self-efficacy on the relationships between calling and nursing professionalism for nurses in general hospitals.


Participants were 119 nurses in general hospitals. A survey was used and data were collected in April 2018. Data were analyzed using the IBM SPSS/WIN 22.0 program.


The significant predictors for the nursing professionalism of nurses were self-efficacy (β=.61) and clinical career in current hospital (β=−.21). These variables explained 42% of the variance in nursing professionalism of nurses. Also, self-efficacy had a total mediating effect on the relationship between calling and nursing professionalism.


Findings indicate that calling and self-efficacy are important factors for nursing professionalism of nurses in general hospitals.

Keywords: Nurses; Calling; Self-efficacy; Nursing professionalism



Table 1
Differences in Calling, Self-efficacy and Nursing Professionalism according to Participants' General Characteristics (N=119)
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Table 2
Correlation among Nursing Professionalism, Self-efficacy and Calling (N=119)
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Table 3
Factors Influencing Nursing Professionalism (N=119)
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Table 4
Mediating Effects of Self-efficacy Between Calling and Nursing Professionalism (N=119)
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