J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2015 Jun;24(2):136-144. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2015.24.2.136.

Relationships among Gratitude, Depression, and Psychological Well-being in Clinical Nurses

  • 1College of Nursing, Keimyung University, Daegu, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Uijeongbu St. Mary's Hospital affiliated The Catholic University, Uijeongbu, Korea.
  • 3Department of Nursing, Suwon Science College, Hwaseong, Korea. ew10ew@hanmail.net


This study was conducted to investigate the relations among gratitude, depression, and psychological well-being among clinical nurses.
The participants were 411 clinical nurses, working in U city. Data were collected during the four months, April to June, 2012. Data were analyzed using descriptive analysis, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression with the SPSS/WIN 20.0 program.
The mean scores for gratitude and psychological well-being were above average. The mean score for depression presented a probable depression level. Psychological well-being in clinical nurses was significantly correlated with gratitude (r=.55, p<.001) and depression (r=-.62, p<.001). The significant predictors of psychological well-being for clinical nurses were depression (beta=-.47, p<.001) and gratitude (beta=.34, p<.001), which explained 48.0% of the variance in psychological well-being.
The results indicate that it is necessary to develop depression reduction and gratitude enhancement programs to improve the psychological well-being of clinical nurses.


Gratitude; Depression; Well-being; Nurse

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