The Influence of Job Stress and Ego-Resilience on Nursing Performance New Nurse In Secondary Hospitals

2차 병원 신규간호사의 직무스트레스와 자아탄력성이 간호업무성과에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2017.08.31
  • Accepted : 2017.11.20
  • Published : 2017.11.28


This is an explanatory study to figure out the relationship job stress, the ego-resilience, and nursing performance of new nurses. The data were collected from 198 new nurses who have been working for 6-12 months in six secondary hospitals in province from February 16 to April 30, 2016. The degree of nursing performance were found to be high and the degree of job stress and ego-resilience were found to be middle. There was negative correlation between job stress and nursing performance. There was positive correlation between ego-resilience and nursing performance. Factors influencing nursing performance were ego-resilience, job stress, Motivation to choose nursing which explained 33.6% of the variance. It is suggested to highlight the importance of the nursing performance and to develop and execute the nursing intervention program for enhancing the ego-resilience of new nurses.


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