Does resilience mediate the effects of bullying in nurses?

UNCG Author/Contributor (non-UNCG co-authors, if there are any, appear on document)
Penny A. Sauer (Creator)
The University of North Carolina at Greensboro (UNCG )
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Susan Letvak

Abstract: The overarching purpose of the research was to examine workplace bullying among nurses who work in North Carolina hospital. The research examines the influence of individual factors, individual characteristics and organization factors on physical health, mental health and intent to leave position in nurses who were bullied. In particular, this study explored the influence of resilience on physical health, mental health and intent to leave in nurses who have experienced bullying. In this sample, 64 of 160 (40%) of nurses experienced workplace bullying. Linear regression analysis indicated nurses who are bullied have a lower average scores in mental health measures (p<0.001), and are more likely to leave their unit (p<0.001). Multiple regression models revealed that nurses who experienced severe bullying and had high levels of resilience their intention to leave their unit was elevated as compared to others. The mediation results from the path analysis using Mplus reveled resilience was not a mediator of bullying on physical health, mental health or intent to leave.

Additional Information

Language: English
Date: 2013
Bullying, Nursing workforce, Resilience, Workplace
Nurses $x Psychology
Interprofessional relations
Bullying in the workplace
Resilience (Personality trait)

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