Examination of student nurses' self-recognition and codependence
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CitationTuran, N., Ancel, G., & Canbulat, S. (2021). Examination of student nurses’ self-recognition and codependence. Journal of Psychiatric Nursing, 12(1), 35-42. https://doi.org/10.14744/phd.2020.53254
Objectives: Because the nursing profession demands the provision of services and continuous interaction with people uninterruptedly for 24 hours a day, self-recognıtıon is important for nurses. With the patient aiming to fulfil his/her needs for care and the nurse without adequate self-recognıtıon aiming to compensate her own emotional needs, both parts can reciprocally compromise on their own needs and become dependent on each other in the relationship. The aim of this study to examine the self-recognition of the nursing students and the conditions of co-dependence. Methods: The research has been designed to be quantitative, cross-sectional and correlative. Sample of the research consists of 446 students attending nursery undergraduate program. Giessen Test (GT), Co-dependency Assessment Tool (CODAT) and a data collection form, which includes socio-demographic characteristics, have been applied to par ticipants. Data analysis has been carried out with the SPSS 18.0 packet program. Mean, standard deviation, and the minimum and the maximum values were calculated for the quantitative variables. Pearson’s correlation test was used for analyzing the independent variables. Results: The study demonstrated that the fourth-grade students preferred to be controlled, socially potent, and sub missive, and they had depressive personality characteristics. Regarding the co-dependency status of the nursing stu dents, it was observed that the first-grade students tended to focus on the others, their self-worth was high, and they displayed a hiding self compared to the fourth-grade students. A positive correlation was found between self-aware ness and co-dependency. Also, it was found that self-worth was positively correlated with the social potency-social impotency and hypomanic-depressive features (p<0.01). Conclusion: Self-recognıtıon and co-dependency characteristics of student nurses were affected by self-worth, so cial potency/impotency, and hypomanic-depressive characteristics. İn order to prevent/correct co-dependence and to improve self-recognıtıon adequately in student nurses, education and training activities for supporting students' self-worth, self-recognition, affecting their mood and social potency favorably.