Research Article | Open Access

Forgiveness and Empathy as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among Nurses

    Momina Khan

    Lecturer, Faculty of Social sciences & Humanities, Hamdard University, Karachi Pakistan

    Sidra Farooq Butt

    Institute of Professional Psychology, Bahria University, Karachi, Pakistan


Received
09 Aug, 2022
Accepted
10 Mar, 2022
Published
31 Dec, 2022

The purpose of the study was to examine whether forgiveness and empathy have a significant correlation with psychological wellbeing among nurses. The present research will enable the theorist to develop measures that will cultivate empathy, forgiveness and psychological wellbeing in nurses. This was a correlational, survey based research. A sample of 151 nurses of age range 20-55 was selected via purposive sampling technique from Karachi, Pakistan. The participants were approached through online medium. The study variables were assessed through Toronto Empathy Questionnaire (Spreng et al., 2009), The Heartland Forgiveness scale (Thompson et al., 2005) and Ryff’s Psychological Well-Being Scales (Ryff, 1989). Statistical Package for Social Sciences (SPSS- Version 22) was used for analyzing the data, the results revealed that empathy and forgiveness are significant predictors of psychological wellbeing. Further findings of the research highlighted significant differences in empathy, forgiveness and psychological wellbeing with respect to nurse’s age, gender, education and family structure. The results of the present study could be useful for enhancing nurse’s psychological.

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APA-7 Style
Khan, M., Butt, S.F. (2022). Forgiveness and Empathy as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among Nurses. Pak. J. Psychol. Res, 37(4), 717-736. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.43

ACS Style
Khan, M.; Butt, S.F. Forgiveness and Empathy as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among Nurses. Pak. J. Psychol. Res 2022, 37, 717-736. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.43

AMA Style
Khan M, Butt SF. Forgiveness and Empathy as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among Nurses. Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research. 2022; 37(4): 717-736. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.43

Chicago/Turabian Style
Khan, Momina, and Sidra Farooq Butt. 2022. "Forgiveness and Empathy as Predictors of Psychological Wellbeing among Nurses" Pakistan Journal of Psychological Research 37, no. 4: 717-736. https://doi.org/10.33824/PJPR.2022.37.4.43