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Correlation of innovation behaviors with innovation climate and psychological capital in nurses

HU Zi-yi, ZHANG Ya-qing, QIAN Yan   

  1. Shanghai Jiao Tong University School of Nursing, Shanghai 200025, China
  • Online:2016-11-28 Published:2016-11-29
  • Supported by:

    National Social Science Foundation of China,16BGL102;Liberal Art Innovation Foundation of Shanghai Jiao Tong University,12TS11


Objective · To survey the innovation behaviors in clinical nurses in Chengdu, Sichuan and to explore the correlation of innovation climate and psychological capital with innovation behaviors. Methods · The convenience sampling method was used to select 400 nurses in Chengdu, Sichuan. Questionnaire survey was performed using the Innovation Climate Scale, Psychological Capital Questionnaire, and Nurse Innovative Behavior Scale. Results · ① The average scores of innovation behavior, innovation climate, and psychological capital were 3.14±0.82, 3.55±0.70, and 4.17±0.76, which were at the middle level. ②
Innovation climate and psychological capital were negatively correlated to innovation behavior with correlation coefficients of 0.665 and 0.486, respectively (P<0.01). ③ Stepwise multiple regression analysis showed that resource supply, management practice, position, salary, and education level accounted for 49.7% of the variance of innovation behavior. Conclusion · Improving the education level, focusing on career development, promoting remuneration, creating a climate facilitating innovation, and improving psychological capital are effective ways to improve the level of innovation behavior, increase the quality of care, and promote the development of nursing.

Key words: nurse, innovative behavior, innovation climate, psychological capital