Original Paper Effect of Spiritual Intelligence and Self-Efficacy on Nurses' Resiliency in Therapeutic and Teaching Centers of Zahedan

Zahra Nikmanesh, Shahnaz Kiekha
2016 Journal of Research Development in Nursing & Midwifery   unpublished
and Objective: Given that nurses need numerous skills and high concentration in their job, they endure a lot of stress leading to serious physical and psychological consequences. We aimed to investigate the effect spiritual intelligence and self-efficacy on nurses resilience. Material and Methods: This correlation study was conducted on 180 nurses (149 females and 31 males) selected via stratified random sampling in Zahedan University of Medical Sciences Hospitals, 2013. The questionnaires were
more » ... questionnaires were resiliency of Connor and Davidson, spiritual intelligence of King, and self-efficacy of Sherer and Maddux. The data was analyzed by Pearson Correlation and Step-wise Regression. Results: Nurses self-efficacy (r=0.59, p 0.001) and nurses spiritual intelligence (r=0.50, p 0.001) had a positive significant correlation with resiliency. Regression showed that in first step self-efficacy (0.35) and in next step self-efficacy and spiritual intelligence (0.46) were the positive predictors for resiliency. Conclusion: It seemes that by developing self-efficacy and spiritual intelligence, we can increase the resilincy and consequently minimize the level of nurses' job stress.