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The Relationship of Social Support with Aggression and Hopelessness in Nurses
Faezeh Soltani *, Fakhraldin Hosseini
Department of Nursing, Kerman University of Medical Sciences, Kerman, Iran , sfaezeh14@yahoo.com
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Introduction: The role of nurses is important in the health system, thus they face a variety of psychological disorders, such as despair and aggressive behavior. The aim of the present study was to determine the relationship between social support, aggression, and hopelessness among nurses of Kerman, during year 2016.
Methods: This correlational descriptive study was conducted on 200 nurses of Kerman University of Medical Sciences through the available sampling method. Data was gathered using a questionnaire, which included four parts, demographic data, Phillips et al.’s Social Support Questionnaire, Beck Hopelessness Scale, and Aggression Questionnaire. Data were collected by the self-reporting method and analyzed using descriptive statistics and inferential statistics (Pearson correlation and regression analysis) with the SPSS 21 software.
Results: The findings showed that there was a significant negative correlation between social support and aggression (P = 0.0001) and hopelessness (P = 0.02). There was a significant positive correlation between hopelessness and aggression (P = 0.001).
Conclusions: The results revealed that social support could influence negative psychological factors, such as hopelessness and aggression. Planning should be considered with the objective of social protection of nurses to prevent and heal from psychological problems, such as hopelessness and aggression behavior, and to improve the quality of patient care and quality of life.

Keywords: Social Support, Aggression, Hopelessness, Nurses
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Type of Study: Nursing Education | Subject: nursing
Received: 2017/05/7 | Published: 2018/06/15
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Soltani F, Hosseini F. The Relationship of Social Support with Aggression and Hopelessness in Nurses. IJNR. 2018; 13 (2) :74-80
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