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Nurses’ Anger Expression and Ways of Coping after Violent Experiences


  • Department of Nursing, Kyungdong University, Wonju-si, Gangwon-do, Korea
  • Department of Taxation and Real Estate Studies, Namseoul University, Cheonan-city, Choongnam, Korea


Background/Objectives: The present descriptive study examines anger expression and coping among clinical nurses who had experienced violence. Methods/Statistical Analysis: The participants of the study were 127 nurse practitioners from three medical facilities in J area and the data were collected from May 1, 2015 to June 15, 2015. The collected data were analyzed through t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation and multiple regression analysis.Findings: The results showed a significant positive correlation between the expression of anger experienced by the participants and their methods of coping after a violent experience (r =.200, p = .024). It was also found that the mode of anger expression that influenced coping was anger control (β = .305, p = .001). Improvements/Applications: Therefore, in order to ensure the effective delivery of nursing services, it is suggested that appropriate and effective systems be established that will aid in the prevention of and recovery from psychological and emotional pain among nurses who experience violence.


Experience, violence, anger, coping; nurses

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