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Effects of the Resilience of Nurses in Long-Term Care Hospitals during on Job Stress COVID-19 Pandemic: Mediating Effects of Nursing Professionalism

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Department of Nursing, Konkuk University, Chungju-si 27478, Korea
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Department of Nursing, Korea National Open University, Seoul 03087, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18(19), 10327; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910327
Received: 2 September 2021 / Revised: 22 September 2021 / Accepted: 29 September 2021 / Published: 30 September 2021
(This article belongs to the Special Issue COVID-19 Pandemics: Impact on Health Care and Health Care Professions)
Purpose: To investigate nursing professionalism as a mediating factor in the relationship between resilience and job stress levels for nurses working in long-term care hospitals during the COVID-19 pandemic. Methods: A cross-sectional survey was conducted from January to March 2021 in seven long-term care hospitals in the Seoul metropolitan area to measure resilience, nursing professionalism, and job stress among nurses. Simple and multiple regression analyses along with the Sobel test were performed to verify the mediating effect of nursing professionalism. Results: Data from 200 nurses were included in the final analysis. Results showed that individual and occupational characteristics could lead to differences in nurses’ resilience, job stress levels, and nursing professionalism. Nursing professionalism had a significant mediating effect on the relationship between resilience and job stress levels. The effect of resilience on job stress levels was significant (β = −0.16, p = 0.024). After controlling for nursing professionalism, the effect declined and was not statistically significant (β = −0.09, p = 0.251). Conclusion: There is a need to increase individual resilience and nursing professionalism through intervention programs and policy proposals to manage job stress among long-term care hospital nurses during the COVID-19 pandemic. View Full-Text
Keywords: COVID-19; occupational stress; professionalism; long-term care COVID-19; occupational stress; professionalism; long-term care
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Park, B.-M.; Jung, J. Effects of the Resilience of Nurses in Long-Term Care Hospitals during on Job Stress COVID-19 Pandemic: Mediating Effects of Nursing Professionalism. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 10327. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910327

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Park B-M, Jung J. Effects of the Resilience of Nurses in Long-Term Care Hospitals during on Job Stress COVID-19 Pandemic: Mediating Effects of Nursing Professionalism. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health. 2021; 18(19):10327. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910327

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Park, Bom-Mi, and Jiyeon Jung. 2021. "Effects of the Resilience of Nurses in Long-Term Care Hospitals during on Job Stress COVID-19 Pandemic: Mediating Effects of Nursing Professionalism" International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health 18, no. 19: 10327. https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph181910327

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