A Comparison of the Enneagram Personality Triads based on SCL_90 Patterns in Nurses

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1 Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Salman Farsi University of Kazerun, Kazerun, Iran

2 Assistant Professor, Department of Psychology, Faculty of Humanities, Larestan Higher Education Complex, Larestan, Iran

3 Department of Consultation, Islamic Azad University of Marvdasht, Marvdasht, Iran

Abstract

Researchers found that one of the factors affecting nurses experiencing occupational stress was the difference in their enneagram personality triads. The aim of the present research was to investigate the psychic profile of nurses' enneagram personality triads based on the psychological components of the SCL-90. The method of this study was descriptive-correlational. The statistical population of this research comprised all of the nurses working in Shiraz public hospitals in 2017. 270 people were selected from this population through multistage random sampling based on Krejcie, & Morgan sample size table. The results showed that there was a significant difference between a nurses' instinct and thinking triads in terms of obsession, aggression and psychosis. There was also a significant difference between the instinct and feeling triads of the nurses in terms of obsession and aggression. Meanwhile, there was no significant difference between personality triads in terms of other psychological components. Some enneagram personality triads in nurses were prone to the occurrence or absence of mental symptoms. Although the findings explain only a 19% variance, hospital managers should consider the nurses’ personality triads in order to improve their performance.

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