Survey of Registered Nurses Working in the Metropolitan Hospitals on Bullying Experiences at Workplace in South Korea

Authors

  • Kwang Ok Lee

DOI:

https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2568

Keywords:

Registered Nurses, Metropolitan hospital, bullying experience.

Abstract

This study aimed to identify the bullying experiences and coping patterns experienced by clinical nurses.
A total of 215 nurses who had worked at 10 hospitals in Seoul from 3 September 2019 to 20 October
participated, but two of them had missing data. Ultimately, 213 subjects were included. The collected
data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN20.O program which were analyzed using the mean and standard
deviation. Subjects who experienced bullying accounted for 110 out of 213 (51.6%) in which 66.3% were
experienced nurses and 21.8% were new nurses. To talk to a colleague was 57.3%, to work with a feeling of
hurt but remain calm was 56.4%, to forget by thinking about something else or doing something was 50%.
The study on the coping response after bullying has not been revealed in previous Korean reports, and it
is expected to be a useful information for preventing workplace bullying in the future and establishing an
immediate and active coping system.

Author Biography

Kwang Ok Lee

Associate Professor, Department of Nursing, Sangmyung University, South Korea

Published

2021-01-09

How to Cite

Kwang Ok Lee. (2021). Survey of Registered Nurses Working in the Metropolitan Hospitals on Bullying Experiences at Workplace in South Korea. Medico Legal Update, 21(1), 1706-1710. https://doi.org/10.37506/mlu.v21i1.2568