The Effects of Potentiality Education on Potentiality and Job Satisfaction Among Psychiatric Nurses in Taiwan

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  • Kang-Hua Chen RN, MSN,

    1. Kang-Hua Chen, RN, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, and Instructor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD, is Professor, College of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Li-Chueh Weng, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; and Ying-Jen Chen, MD, is Chief, Department of Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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  • Sheuan Lee RN, PhD,

    1. Kang-Hua Chen, RN, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, and Instructor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD, is Professor, College of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Li-Chueh Weng, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; and Ying-Jen Chen, MD, is Chief, Department of Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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  • Li-Chueh Weng RN, PhD,

    1. Kang-Hua Chen, RN, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, and Instructor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD, is Professor, College of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Li-Chueh Weng, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; and Ying-Jen Chen, MD, is Chief, Department of Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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  • Ying-Jen Chen MD

    1. Kang-Hua Chen, RN, MSN, is a Doctoral Candidate, Institute of Medicine, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan, and Instructor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; Sheuan Lee, RN, PhD, is Professor, College of Nursing, Chung Shan Medical University, Taichung, Taiwan; Li-Chueh Weng, RN, PhD, is Assistant Professor, School of Nursing, Chang Gung University, Tao-Yuan, Taiwan; and Ying-Jen Chen, MD, is Chief, Department of Medicine, Chang Gung Memorial Hospital, Taipei, Taiwan.
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Author contact: sheuan420@gmail.com, with a copy to the Editor: pearsong@psychiatry.uchc.edu

Abstract

PURPOSE.  This study evaluated the effects of a potentiality education program on potentiality and job satisfaction among psychiatric nurses.

DESIGN AND METHODS.  This quasiexperimental study recruited 59 psychiatric nurses, of whom 26 were assigned to an experimental group, based on their interest in participating in the program, and 33 to a control group.

FINDINGS.  The results indicated that the scores for job satisfaction were significantly higher in the experimental group than in the control group. Specifically, potentiality education promoted job satisfaction but had no significant influence on potentiality.

PRACTICE APPLICATION.  Increasing nurses' potentiality could help them to successfully cope with their large workload and the various challenges of their job.

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