Effects of a care workshop on caring behavior and job involvement of nurses

Yu-Chen Tsai, Yu-Hsia Wang, Li-Mei Chen, Li-Na Chou


Objective: The aim of the study was to determine the effectiveness of a care workshop in improving caring behaviors and job involvement among nurses.

Methods: A quasi-experimental designed study was used in which 338 nurses, on a hospital in Taiwan were surveyed before and after a care workshop. The intervention consisted: (1) formal educational sessions twice a week for six weeks, (2) a loving care mentorship activity, and (3) posts of exemplary caring behavior and stories. The socio-demographics, the Modified Caring Assessment Report Evaluation Q-sort, and the Modified Job Involvement Instrument were used. Descriptive statistics were analyzed to evaluate participant demographic characteristics. Paired t tests were used to determine the effects of a care workshop on caring behaviors and job involvement of nurses.

Results: The participants’ ages ranged from 20 to 45 years, with a mean of 30.67 years (SD = 5.86). Nurse caring behavior and job involvement were negatively correlated on the pretest (p < .01) and positively correlated on 6-week posttest (p < .01). Nurses exhibited more caring behaviors after the intervention than did nurses before the intervention (p < .001). Increased job involvement scores were observed after the intervention compared with the scores before the intervention (p < .001).

Conclusions: The findings of this study, suggest that a care workshop intervention focused at nurses can be effective in improving nurses caring knowledge and attitudes regarding patient-center care and in increasing job involvement among nurses. Further research is required to explore the long-term efficacy of the intervention in the organization.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v5n8p1

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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