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The influences of general hospital nurse’s perception and empathy for the elderly on geriatric nursing performance
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2022;33:413-26
Published online May 31, 2022;
© 2022 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Jung Im Seol1 · Ji Yeong Seo2

1Busan St. Mary’s Hospital
2Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Pusan
Correspondence to: This article is a revision of the first author’s master’s thesis from Catholic University of Pusan.
1 Nurse, Busan St. Mary’s Hospital, Busan 48575, Korea.
2 Associate professor, College of Nursing, Catholic University of Pusan, Busan 46252, Korea. E-mail:
Received February 28, 2022; Revised April 25, 2022; Accepted May 7, 2022.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to understand the relationships among general hospital nurses’perceptions and empathy toward the elderly and their geriatric nursing performance and to investigate and reveal the factors affecting geriatric nursing performance. The subjects of this study were nurses working at general hospitals who attended elderly patients over 65 years of age and who had more than three months of clinical experience. Perception of the elderly and empathy showed a positive correlation and empathy and geriatric nursing performance also showed a positive correlation. The factors affecting geriatric nursing performance were empathy, the size of the hospital at which the nurse worked, and gender, and the total explanatory power of these variables was 39%. Thus, to enhance the geriatric nursing performance of general hospital nurses, it is necessary to enhance their empathy by a program.
Keywords : Empathy, geriatric nursing, perception.