Effects of Resilience in Japanese Nurses on Organization-based Self-esteem and Stress Responses
J. Seino1, M. Inoue2, R. Ishikawa3
1Teikyo University of Science
2Yokohama Soei University
3J.F.Oberlin University
Backgrounds: Recently, medical treatment has improved, but patients are getting older, symptoms are getting serious, and nursing work has become diversified in Japan. Therefore, many nurses get exhausted and leave their jobs. The effect of resilience of nurses on organization-based self-esteem(OBSE) and stress responses was investigated. Methods: Participants were full-time nurses working in hospitals. A questionnaire survey was conducted using the Resilience Evaluation Scale for Nurses. Organization-based self-esteem and stress responses were also assessed. Cluster analysis was conducted using the resilience score. ANOVA and multiple comparison were conducted to investigate differences in OBSE and stress responses based on resilience. Results: Resilience was classified into four clusters. Results of an ANOVA indicated significant between-group differences in OBSE and stress response. The first cluster with high resilience showed higher OBSE and lower stress responses than other clusters. Discussion: It is suggested that offering support and solutions for work related problems, as well as controlling emotions and thinking might increase OBSE and decrease stress responses.