Open Access Research Article Article ID: ANPC-2-107

    Flow, Work Satisfactions and Psychological Well-Being among Nurses in Turkish Hospitals

    Ronald J Burke*, Mustafa Koyuncu and Lisa Fiksenbaum

    This exploratory study examined the relationship between the experience of flow at work and indicators of satisfaction, engagement and psychological well-being of nursing staff working in Turkish hospitals. This emphasis was consistent with emerging trends in both psychology and organizational studies, termed positive psychology or positive organizational scholarship respectively, to focus on strengths and excellence rather than dissatisfaction and pathology. Data were collected from 224 staff nurses in Ankara Turkey using anonymously completed questionnaires, a 37% response rate. Hierarchical regression analyses, controlling for both personal demographic and work situation characteristics, indicated that flow accounted for significant increments in explained variance on most work outcome measures but not on indicators of psychological well-being. Explanations for the association of flow with favorable outcomes are offered along with potentially practical implications.


    Published on: Feb 6, 2016 Pages: 10-17

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/anpc.000007
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