Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2012 May;21(1):46-54.

Influence of Ego-resilience and Social Support on the Depression of Hospital Nurses

Affiliations
  • 1Wonkwang University Hospital, Iksan, Korea.
  • 2Division of Welfare and Health, Wonkwang University, Iksan, Korea. ckyoon@wku.ac.kr
  • 3Department of Public Health, Wonkwang University Graduate School, Iksan, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the influence of the ego-resilience and social support on the depression among hospital nurses.
METHODS
The subjects of this study were 369 nurses in a hospital. We used the self-reported questionnaire to assess the level of ego-resilience, social support and depression of hospital nurses. The data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, frequency, t-test, ANOVA and logistic regression.
RESULTS
The mean scores of ego-resilience, social support and depression were 42.6, 28.3 and 14.1, respectively. When scores of ego-resilience and social support were high, the level of mild and major depression of subjects decreased. The influencing factors of depression level were the department of work, ego-resilience and social support.
CONCLUSION
The findings suggest that developing programs to improve ego-resilience and social support might be useful. Further study is required to justify the scale on ego-resilience and social support.

Keyword

Ego-resilience; Social support; Depression; Nurse

MeSH Terms

Depression
Surveys and Questionnaires
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