Investigating the Effectiveness of the Financial Narrative Therapy on the Financial Anxiety and Financial Wellbeing among the Female Nurses in the Educational Hospitals
Keywords:financial narrative therapy, financial anxiety, financial wellbeing, female nurses.
Background and Aim: Researchers in the field of financial health have recently paid attention to the
financial wellbeing of individuals and the factors affecting which. Accordingly, various interventions and
therapies have been developed so far to maintain and improve the financial health of individuals. The aim of
this study was to investigate the effectiveness of financial narrative therapy on reducing the financial anxiety
and increasing the financial self-efficacy of female nurses.
Methods: This semi-experimental research is pre-test and post-test with the control group. The statistical
population of the study consisted of all female nurses of educational hospitals in year 2019. A total of
30 people were randomly selected and assigned in both experimental and control groups (each with 15
members). In this research, Financial Anxiety Scale (FAS) and Financial Well-Fare Questionnaire (FWQ)
were used to collect data. The financial narrative therapy was conducted in eight 90-minute sessions in the
experimental group. Data were analyzed using SPSS-v.21 software and Statistical analysis of covariance
Results: The findings showed a significant difference between the mean of the experimental and control
group in two variables of financial anxiety and financial wellbeing (P <0.01). Based on this, it can be
concluded that financial narrative therapy has been effective in reducing the financial anxiety and increasing
the financial self-efficacy of the female nurses.
Conclusion: Given the prominence of role of financial issues as a part of life in the today’s constantly
changing world, and the emergence of multiple sources of stress, financial narrative therapy can be used as
an intervention to improve the financial health of individuals.
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