Resilience among nurses: the role of demographic factors, mindfulness, and perceived stress

Wu, Y., Ahorsu, D.K., Chen, J., Lee, C., Lin, C. and Griffiths, M.D. ORCID: 0000-0001-8880-6524, 2022. Resilience among nurses: the role of demographic factors, mindfulness, and perceived stress. Journal of Nursing Management. ISSN 0966-0429

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Abstract

Aim: To examine the role of demographic factors, mindfulness, and perceived stress on resilience among nurses.

Background: Resilience is an important attribute in the nursing profession although factors affecting it are very diverse. Knowing these factors may help in enhancing nurses’ resilience and their subsequent quality healthcare delivery.

Method: Utilizing a cross-sectional descriptive survey, a convenience sample was recruited to answer questions assessing resilience, perceived stress, and mindfulness in Taiwan between October and November 2021. Independent t-tests, one-way analyses of variance (ANOVAs), and hierarchical regression were used to analyse the data.

Results: A total of 816 nurses participated in the study. Postgraduate degree nurses had lower perceived stress (p=0.006) and higher resilience (p=0.003) compared to their college and undergraduate counterparts. Nurses working in internal medicine had significantly higher levels of perceived stress (p=0.006) and lower levels of mindfulness (p=0.005) compared to those in other departments. Single nurses had significantly higher levels of mindfulness (p=0.04) but lower levels of resilience (p=0.049) than those who were married. Educational level, perceived stress, and mindfulness were all factors that influenced nurses’ resilience.

Conclusion: Higher educational levels, perceived stress, and mindfulness appear to influence nurses’ resilience. Nurses should therefore be encouraged to upgrade themselves academically, attend refresher courses, and learn adaptive coping strategies.

Implications for nursing management: Hospital authorities should help nurses deal with stressful issues, and offer career development opportunities to update, upgrade and enhance their skillsets in the profession.

Item Type: Journal article
Publication Title: Journal of Nursing Management
Creators: Wu, Y., Ahorsu, D.K., Chen, J., Lee, C., Lin, C. and Griffiths, M.D.
Publisher: Wiley
Date: 13 June 2022
ISSN: 0966-0429
Identifiers:
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10.1111/jonm.13715DOI
1553547Other
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Wu, Y., Ahorsu, D. K., Chen, J., Lee, C., Lin, C., & Griffiths, M. D. Resilience among nurses: the role of demographic factors, mindfulness, and perceived stress, which has been published in final form at https://doi.org/10.1111/jonm.13715. This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions. This article may not be enhanced, enriched or otherwise transformed into a derivative work, without express permission from Wiley or by statutory rights under applicable legislation. Copyright notices must not be removed, obscured or modified. The article must be linked to Wiley’s version of record on Wiley Online Library and any embedding, framing or otherwise making available the article or pages thereof by third parties from platforms, services and websites other than Wiley Online Library must be prohibited.
Divisions: Schools > School of Social Sciences
Record created by: Jonathan Gallacher
Date Added: 17 Jun 2022 11:19
Last Modified: 17 Jun 2022 11:19
URI: http://irep.ntu.ac.uk/id/eprint/46464

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