Background: Workplace bullying is commonly experienced by nurses worldwide. Purpose: This study was conducted to examine the determinants of different types of workplace bullying and their relationship to depression in female nurses. Methods: A cross-sectional correlational study was employed, and 484 female nurses from a large medical center in southern Taiwan completed the questionnaire. Data were analyzed using logistic regression analysis. Results: Being unmarried and working in medical/surgical units were found to be the major determinants of work-related bullying, whereas being unmarried was found to be the single determinant of person-related and physical-intimidation bullying. Moreover, work-related and person-related bullying were both found to be significant determinants of depression. Conclusions/Implications for Practice: Nursing administrators should establish workplace-bullying prevention and management strategies by setting reasonable and equal workloads for nurses, assigning tasks equitably, and building depression-related support and consultation groups.
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes