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This research was conducted as a descriptive and cross-sectional study to determine the relationship between meaning in life and the level of distress tolerance in nurses. The research was carried out with the participation of 178 nurses among a total of 459 nurses working in a university hospital. The data were collected using a 22-question nurse introductory information form, which determines the sociodemographic and clinical characteristics of nurses and was prepared by the researcher in line with the literature, the Meaning in Life Questionnaire, and the Distress Tolerance Scale. In this study, it was determined that the scores on the Distress Tolerance Scale and the Meaning in Life Questionnaire differed statistically according to some sociodemographic and work-life characteristics of the nurses. However, no statistically significant relationship was determined between the Meaning in Life Questionnaire score and the Distress Tolerance Scale score. It is recommended to reduce the problems experienced by nurses in the clinical environment by developing strategies that will increase the quality of work-life of nurses.
Keywords: Distress; meaning in life; nurse; tolerance.
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