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Bok Yae Chung 2 Articles
Concept analysis of Addiction
Eun Young Do, Bok Yae Chung, Bok Num Doh
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 2001;12(1):261-268.   Published online March 31, 2001
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Recently social concerns about addiction problems not only to substances like alcohol and drug but also to gambling or internet have been increasing. Addiction is caused by a combined influence of biological psychological and social factors. However addiction may also occur due to weak will-power or poor education on addiction. Even though addicted behavior provides temporal mood change such as euphoria satisfaction or relaxation it leads to serious physical mental disorder of the addicted person and its family members which possibly results in fatal consequences. Nurses are in an environment to meet and take care of those who are addicted or vulnerable to addiction in order to help the clients to recover or to prevent people from addiction. Despite the importance of nurses role in addiction problems there is a lack of consistency of addiction is often interchangeably used with other similar concepts in the society. In this study a concept analysis of addiction was performed to more cearly and comprehensively understand addiction and to develop effective nursing intervention methods for addicted clients. The analysis is conducted according to a series of processes described by Walker and Avant. The defining attributes of addiction identified in this study are as follows: 1) existence of object, 2) control loss, 3) withdrawal symptoms, 4) continued use despite adverse consequences
A Correlational Study on Professional Self-concept and Job Satisfaction of Clinical Nurses
Mi Hye Hwang, Sung Ju Jeon, Bok Yae Chung
J Korean Acad Community Health Nurs. 1998;9(2):518-532.   Published online December 31, 1998
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The purpose of this study is to investigate the professional self-concept and job satisfaction of clinical nurses. The subjects consisted of 569 nurses who work at a university hospital and 6 general hospitals in Daegu, Kyungpook and Kyungnam. The findings are as follows: The average item score of professional self-concept was 2.68. The mean item scores of professional self-concept in each dimension were as follows: 2.77 for professional practice: 2.33 for satisfaction: 2.91 for communication. The average item score of job satisfaction was 2.79. The mean item scores of job satisfaction in each dimension were as follows: 3.39 for interaction : 3.27 for professional status; 3.19 for autonomy : 2.90 for doctor-nurse relationship: 2.57 for administration: 2.41 for task requirements: 2.16 for pay. The stronger a subject's professional self-concept, the stronger the job satisfaction. The relationship between general characteristics and professional self-concept shows a significant difference with regard to age, religion, marital status, period of nursing career, and position. The relationship between general characteristics and job satisfaction shows a significant difference with regard to age, religion, educational level, work setting, period of nursing career, position, and region. In conclusion, this study suggests that we need to develop a program for improving professional self-concept of clinical nurses through nursing education.

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