Innovativeness, risk taking, focusing on opportunity attitudes on nurse managers and nurses

Kalkan M., ODACI H., Koç H. E.

World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology, vol.67, pp.140-143, 2010 (Scopus) identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 67
  • Publication Date: 2010
  • Journal Name: World Academy of Science, Engineering and Technology
  • Journal Indexes: Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.140-143
  • Keywords: Focusing on opportunity attitudes, Innovativeness, Nurse, Risk taking
  • Ondokuz Mayıs University Affiliated: Yes


The aim of this study is to compare the innovativeness, risk taking, and focusing on opportunity of the nurse managers and nurses. The data are collected from nurse managers and nurses in Ondokuz Mayi{dotless}s University, Faculty of Medicine Hospital and Karadeniz Technical University, Faculty of Medicine Hospital. The study sample consisted of 151 participants, 76 nurse managers (50.3%) and 75 nurses (49.7%). All participants have been assessed by Participant Information Form and Corporate Entrepreneurship Scale. In data analysis, independent t-test has applied. The results show that there are significant differences between nurse managers and nurses on innovativeness (t = 2.42, p < 0.05), risk taking (t = 3.62, p < 0.01), and focusing on opportunity (t = 2.16, p < 0.05). Consequently, it can be said that nurse managers have more innovativeness than nurses and tend to take more risks and focus more on opportunities.