Korean J Occup Health Nurs.  2018 May;27(2):77-88. 10.5807/kjohn.2018.27.2.77.

Effects of Role Conflict and Ambiguity, and Fatigue on Self-Resilience in Clinical Nurses: After the MERS outbreak

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Changshin University, Changwon, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Seoul Women's College of Nursing, Seoul, Korea. hjlee@snjc.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study aimed to investigate the degree of role conflict and its ambiguity, and fatigue in clinical nurses and to analyze the effect of these on their self-resilience in order to provide fundamental data for improving their working environment after the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak.
METHODS
After the collection of data from 258 clinical nurses in five general hospitals, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression were performed using IBM SPSS Statistics 20.0.
RESULTS
A significant positive correlation was found between nurses' role conflict and ambiguity and fatigue; while a negative correlation was found between nurses' role conflict and ambiguity and self-resilience. A significant negative correlation was found between fatigue and self-resilience. According to the study results, the factor that affected clinical nurses' self-resilience the most was role conflict and its ambiguity, followed by marital status, fatigue, educational level, religion, and related tasks, which together accounted for 38% of self-resilience in clinical nurses.
CONCLUSION
To improve weaknesses in nursing care after the Middle East Respiratory Syndrome outbreak, the scope of nursing care was changed upon the expansion of integrated nursing and care-giving services. Therefore, in the rapidly changing environment of nursing, policies to improve nursing performance, as well as successful reaction capability, are suggested.

Keyword

Clinical nurses; Role conflict and ambiguity; Fatigue; Self-resilience; MERS

MeSH Terms

Coronavirus Infections
Fatigue*
Hospitals, General
Marital Status
Nursing
Nursing Care
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