Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 Nov;21(3):283-289.

Effects of Social Support and Ego-resilience on Nursing Performance of Hospital Nurses

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea.
  • 2Division of Welfare and Health, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. ckyoon@wku.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of the social support and ego-resilience on the nursing performance among hospital nurses.
METHODS
The subjects of this study were 369 nurses in a senior general hospital. We used the self-reported questionnaire to assess the level of ego-resilience, social support and nursing performance of hospital nurses. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient and stepwise multiple regression.
RESULTS
This study showed the positive relationship between the social support and ego-resilience on tne the nursing performance of hospital nurses. The higher group of the social support and ego-resilience showed the more performance of hospital nurses. And, the influencing factors on the performance are age, ego-resilience, social support, night working days a month in the order.
CONCLUSION
Further studies will be needed to promote the performance of nurse in hospital and policies to be develop to elevate the social support and ego-resilience of nurses.

Keyword

Resilience; Social support; Task performance; Nurses
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