The contribution of individual psychological resilience in determining the professional quality of life of Australian nurses

Hegney, Desley G., Rees, Clare S., Eley, Robert, Osseiran-Moisson, Rebecca, and Francis, Karen (2015) The contribution of individual psychological resilience in determining the professional quality of life of Australian nurses. Frontiers in Psychology, 6. 1613. pp. 1-8.

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Research Topic: The aim of this study was to determine the relative contribution of trait negative affect and individual psychological resilience in explaining the professional quality of life of nurses.

Materials and Methods: One thousand, seven hundred and forty-three Australian nurses from the public, private, and aged care sectors completed an online Qualtrics survey. The survey collected demographic data as well as measures of depression, anxiety and stress, trait negative affect, resilience, and professional quality of life.

Results: Significant positive relationships were observed between anxiety, depression and stress, trait negative affectivity, burnout, and secondary traumatic stress (compassion fatigue). Significant negative relationships were observed between each of the aforementioned variables and resilience and compassion satisfaction (CS). Results of mediated regression analysis indicated that resilience partially mediates the relationship between trait negative affect and CS.

Conclusion: Results confirm the importance of both trait negative affect and resilience in explaining positive aspects of professional quality of life. Importantly, resilience was confirmed as a key variable impacting levels of CS and thus a potentially important variable to target in interventions aimed at improving nurse's professional quality of life.

Item ID: 47783
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1664-1078
Keywords: stress and coping, self-care, mental health, stress management, work/job satisfaction, resilience
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Date Deposited: 16 Jun 2017 05:16
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1110 Nursing > 111099 Nursing not elsewhere classified @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9204 Public Health (excl. Specific Population Health) > 920408 Health Status (e.g. Indicators of Well-Being) @ 100%
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