Dispositional mindfulness and employment status as predictors of resilience in third year nursing students : A quantitative study

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Chamberlain, Diane, Williams, Allison, Stanley, David, Mellor, Peter, Cross, Wendy and Siegloff, Lesley. (2016). Dispositional mindfulness and employment status as predictors of resilience in third year nursing students : A quantitative study. Nursing Open. 3(4), pp. 212-221. https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.56
AuthorsChamberlain, Diane, Williams, Allison, Stanley, David, Mellor, Peter, Cross, Wendy and Siegloff, Lesley
Abstract

Background
Nursing students will graduate into stressful workplace environments and resilience is an essential acquired ability for surviving the workplace. Few studies have explored the relationship between resilience and the degree of innate dispositional mindfulness, compassion, compassion fatigue and burnout in nursing students, including those who find themselves in the position of needing to work in addition to their academic responsibilities.

Aim
This paper investigates the predictors of resilience, including dispositional mindfulness and employment status of third year nursing students from three Australian universities.

Design
Participants were 240 undergraduate, third year, nursing students. Participants completed a resilience measure (Connor–Davidson Resilience Scale, CD-RISC), measures of dispositional mindfulness (Cognitive and Affective Mindfulness Scale Revised, CAMS-R) and professional quality of life (The Professional Quality of Life Scale version 5, PROQOL5), such as compassion satisfaction, compassion fatigue and burnout.

Method
An observational quantitative successive independent samples survey design was employed. A stepwise linear regression was used to evaluate the extent to which predictive variables were related each to resilience.

Results
The predictive model explained 57% of the variance in resilience. Dispositional mindfulness subset acceptance made the strongest contribution, followed by the expectation of a graduate nurse transition programme acceptance, with dispositional mindfulness total score and employment greater than 20 hours per week making the smallest contribution. This was a resilient group of nursing students who rated high with dispositional mindfulness and exhibited hopeful and positive aspirations for obtaining a position in a competitive graduate nurse transition programme after graduation.

Keywordscombined study; compassion fatigue; quantitative study; resilience; stress
Year2016
JournalNursing Open
Journal citation3 (4), pp. 212-221
PublisherWiley-Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
ISSN2054-1058
Digital Object Identifier (DOI)https://doi.org/10.1002/nop2.56
PubMed ID27708832
Scopus EID2-s2.0-85029674139
PubMed Central IDPMC5050545
Open accessPublished as ‘gold’ (paid) open access
Research or scholarlyResearch
Page range212-221
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Output statusPublished
Publication dates
Online02 Jun 2016
Publication process dates
Accepted17 Apr 2016
Deposited20 Jan 2022
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