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Association with the Quality of Sleep and the Mediating Role of Eating on Self-Esteem in Healthcare Personnel

Department of Psychology, University of Almería, 04120 Almería, Spain
Department of Psychology, Universidad Autónoma de Chile, Santiago 4780000, Chile
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Nutrients 2019, 11(2), 321;
Received: 16 December 2018 / Revised: 25 January 2019 / Accepted: 30 January 2019 / Published: 2 February 2019
(This article belongs to the Special Issue Sleep, Nutrition, and Human Health)
In recent decades, organizational research has paid special attention to the mechanisms promoting the health and well-being of nursing professionals. In this context, self-esteem is a personal resource associated with well-being at work and the psychological well-being of nurses. The purpose of this study was to analyze the mediating role of eating on the relationship between sleep quality and self-esteem in nursing professionals. A sample of 1073 nurses was administered the Rosenberg General Self-Esteem Scale, the Pittsburgh Sleep Quality Index (PSQI), and the Three-Factor Eating Questionnaire-R18 (TFEQ-18). The results show that poor sleep quality and type of eating directly and indirectly affect self-esteem. Poor sleep quality lowered self-esteem through emotional eating and, even though emotional eating facilitated uncontrolled eating, this relationship had no significant effect on self-esteem. The findings of this study suggest that hospital management should implement employee health awareness programs on the importance of healthy sleep and design educational interventions for improving diet quality. View Full-Text
Keywords: self-esteem; quality of sleep; eating; nursing self-esteem; quality of sleep; eating; nursing
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Pérez-Fuentes, M.C.; Molero Jurado, M.M.; Barragán Martín, A.B.; Martos Martínez, Á.; Gázquez Linares, J.J. Association with the Quality of Sleep and the Mediating Role of Eating on Self-Esteem in Healthcare Personnel. Nutrients 2019, 11, 321.

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