Purpose: Resilience continues to be an important concept in the nursing profession due to its significant role in personal healthcare, patients’ healthcare, and leadership. The present study examined the mediating role of perceived stress in the association between mindfulness and resilience among registered nurses in order to understand their importance among those in the Taiwanese nursing profession.
Materials and Methods: Between October and November 2021, a total of 816 registered nurses participated in a cross-sectional survey including psychometric measures assessing perceived stress (Chinese Perceived Stress Scale-10), mindfulness (Chinese Mindful Attention Awareness Scale), and resilience (Chinese Questionnaire of Resilience).
Results: Results indicated that perceived stress mediated the association between mindfulness and resilience (standardized coefficient = 0.251, p<0.001), although there was no significant association between mindfulness and resilience (standardized coefficient = 0.042, p=0.16). This suggests that perceived stress may function as both distress and eustress because mindfulness was not directly associated with resilience but indirectly via perceived stress.
Conclusion: Nurses and their administrators should focus on different ways of coping with stress so that they become more resilient in facing other stressors. Future studies may be conducted to examine the mediating role of perceived stress in the association between other coping strategies and resilience among registered nurses. Copyright © 2023 Chen et al.
CitationChen, S.-H., Chen, P.-J., Lee, C.-H., Wu, Y.-P., Ahorsu, D. K., Griffiths, M. D., & Lin, C.-Y. (2023). Perceived stress mediating the association between mindfulness and resilience among registered nurses. Psychology Research and Behavior Management, 16, 3035-3044. https://doi.org/10.2147/PRBM.S412918
- Cross-sectional survey
- Mediation analysis