Sr. Rani A1, Walton M 2, Vaiphei K 3 1. Nursing Tutor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing , Bon Secours College of Nursing Molasur, Kancheepuram 2. Professor, Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, St John’s College of Nursing Bangalore 3. Lecturer, NIMHANS, Bangalore
Introduction: Nurses play a pivotal role in any health care organization. Nurses may experience job related stress due to various causes. This may decrease their job satisfaction. Resilience is the key factor for nurses to function effectively in the face of adversity
Objective: To determine the correlation between job related stress, resilience and Job satisfaction among staff nurses.
Methodology: A descriptive correlation design was adopted, 150 staff nurses were selected by simple random sampling technique based on inclusion criteria. The instruments used were a structured questionnaire, Connor Davidson Resilience scale and Modified Minnesota Satisfaction Questionnaire, to assess job related stress, resilience and job satisfaction respectively.
Results: The findings revealed that majority of staff nurses had moderate levels (68%) of job related stress and resilience (59.33%),and average degree of job satisfaction (65.30%). The results also revealed that there was a weak positive correlation (0.25) between job related stress and resilience[ p=0.001], a moderate negative correlation(-0.38) between job satisfaction and job related stress[p= <0.001] and a weak positive correlation (0.11) between resilience and job satisfaction which was not statistically significant. There was no significant association between job related stress, resilience and job satisfaction with baseline variables.
Conclusions: Measures need to be taken to decrease job related stress of staff nurses and increase job satisfaction. Resilience is one of the key components that staff nurses need to develop in order to maintain personal and professional well being in the face of on-going work stress and adversity.