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This research aimed to study the individual innovativeness characteristics of nurses. The research was carried out with the participation of 165 nurses. The data were collected by using a 21-questionnaire information form, prepared by the researcher in line with the Individual Innovativeness Scale. The data were analyzed statistically. test, Mann-Whitney U test, One-Way Analysis of Variance, and independent samples t-test were used for data analysis. In this study, when the total scores of the nurses on the Individual Innovativeness Scale were evaluated, the ranking of the characteristics from the most to the least common was determined as follows: skeptical, questioning, traditionalist, pioneering, and innovative. Individual Innovativeness Scale scores differ statistically based on nurses' sociodemographic characteristics and work-life characteristics. To improve nurses' innovative behaviors, researchers recommend motivating them to participate in scientific research, providing training on this subject, and providing adequate time and resources.
Keywords: Individual innovativeness; innovation; nurse.
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