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International Journal of Nursing Education and Research
Year : 2020, Volume : 8, Issue : 2
First page : ( 205) Last page : ( 209)
Print ISSN : 2347-8640. Online ISSN : 2454-2660.
Article DOI : 10.5958/2454-2660.2020.00045.9

The Effect of Nurses’ Professional Values in Their Professional Behaviors

Hisar Filiz1,*, Bagci Sinem1, Cingil Dilek1, Altuntug Kamile1, Geçkil Emine1

1Faculty of Nursing, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya, Turkey

2Department of In Service Education, Medicine Faculty, Necmettin Erbakan University, Konya

*Corresponding Author E-mail: filiz.hisar@gmail.com

Online published on 3 June, 2020.



This study was carried out with the aim of determining the effect of nurses’ professional values on their nursing professional behaviors


The study is a descriptive research and consisted of nurses working in the medical faculty hospital of a university in Turkey. Data were collected using a questionnaire included the nurses’ demographic characteristics, Behavioral Inventory Form for Professionalism in and Revised Nursing Professional Values Scale


A total of 72.6% of the participants were female, 35.3% of the participants were in the 31–40 age group. It was found that the mean score of nurses’ Behavioral Inventory Form for Professionalism was low. The mean score of Revised Nursing Professional Values Scale was at over medium level. The relationship between professional values and professionalism behavior was found to be statistically significant and in the positive direction


It was found that the nurses’ professionalism affect their professional values. Based on these results, in order to increase professional values, it is recommended that support should be given to the nurses’ education in practice and that the entry level nursing education programs should be improved.



Nurse, professional behaviors, professional values, Turkey.


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