A Concept Analysis of Ego-resiliency

자아탄력성에 대한 개념분석

  • Jeong, Yeo Won (Department of Nursing, Graduate School of Hanyang University) ;
  • Kim, Jung A (College of Nursing, Hanyang University)
  • 정여원 (한양대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 김정아 (한양대학교 간호학부)
  • Received : 2015.08.28
  • Accepted : 2015.12.12
  • Published : 2015.12.31


Purpose: This study was aimed to clarify the concept of ego-resiliency in the context of nursing and to propose a definition of ego-resiliency. Methods: Rodgers' evolutionary approach to concept analysis was used to identify common attributes, antecedents, and consequences of the term ego-resiliency. A literature search of the RISS, NDSL, NAL, CINAHL, PubMed, MEDLINE, PsycINFO, and Scopus databases from 1980 to 2014 was conducted, using the key words of ego-resiliency, ego-resilience, and ego-resilient. Thirty-four relevant articles and one book were finally selected and throughly reviewed. Results: The results of the concept analysis concluded that ego-resiliency was a individualized, integrated, and coping resource and capacity leading personal adaptive capacity including physical, psychological, social well being in various adversity and challenge of life. Conclusion: The findings of this study warranted nursing research on a development of nursing intervention related with ego-resiliency as a pivotal personal characteristic. By doing so, better understanding of human and health within the context of nursing could be achieved.



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