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 OCT: . doi:10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01613


Author Hegney, Desley G.
Rees, Clare S.
Eley, Robert
Osseiran-Moisson, Rebecca
Francis, Karen
Title The contribution of individual psychological resilience in determining the professional quality of life of Australian nurses
Journal name Frontiers in Psychology   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1664-1078
Publication date 2015-10-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.3389/fpsyg.2015.01613
Open Access Status DOI
Volume 6
Issue OCT
Total pages 8
Place of publication Lausanne, Switzerland
Publisher Frontiers Research Foundation
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
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.
Keyword Stress and coping
Self-care
Mental health
Stress management
Work/job satisfaction
Resilience
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: Official 2016 Collection
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