To determine the relationship between nurses’ cognitive flexibility and happiness and the factors affecting them.
Design and Methods
A Nurse Information Form prepared by the researchers, a Cognitive Flexibility Inventory, and the Oxford Happiness Questionnaire Short Form were administered to 722 nurses working at the Istanbul Medical Faculty Hospital. This was a descriptive and cross-sectional study.
Nurses’ cognitive flexibilities had a positive and significant relationship with happiness (p < 0.05). The power of explaining happiness was R
2 = 28.6% for cognitive flexibility.
Regarded as a significant factor for people’s happiness, the impact of cognitive flexibility on nurses’ happiness was examined in this study.
It is recommended to develop educational programs that improve the cognitive flexibility of nurses.