NURSE RESILIENCE AND ITS APPLICATION IN UNDERSTANDING NURSES’ JOB STRESS: A STRUCTURAL EQUATION MODELING APPROACH
This study follows a resource-recovery-adaptation approach, where nurses’ personal and external resources, a potential recovery mechanism, and a positive outcome are operationalized from an existing dataset obtained from a multi-state sample of registered nurses in the United States. Data was collected in two Press Ganey surveys, the Employee Survey and the Resilience Survey, in 2018. The surveys were administered in over one thousand healthcare organizations, including acute care hospitals, medical practice groups, outpatient surgery centers, children's hospitals, home health organizations as well as other ancillary services (Press Ganey Associates, 2018). The surveys contained items measuring nurses’ perceptions of their organizations (i.e., community commitment, diversity and inclusion, employee care, compensation, and service and quality), their direct work environments (i.e., leadership, teamwork, staffing level, and job resources), and their work (i.e., job stress, job satisfaction, commitment to the nursing profession, and work-life balance), as well as nurses’ demographic characteristics (i.e., age, sex, race, tenure, shift, and full-time/part-time status).