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Mod Care J 2015, 12(3): 129-133 Back to browse issues page
Investigating the Predictive Role of Resilience and Psychological Hardiness in Marital Conflicts of Nurses Working in Educational Hospitals in Birjand
Fatemeh Shojaei, Leila Shojaei, Reza Dastjerdi, Mohsen Khorshidzadeh
4Department of Psychology, Faculty of Educational Sciences and Psychology, University of Birjand, Birjand , mkhorshid@birjand.ac.ir,
Abstract:   (1427 Views)

Background and Aim: Marital conflicts are unavoidable in family life, especially between a couple employed in a stressful job such as nursing. Therefore, identification and improvement of individualistic skills that can affect marital conflicts are important. The aim of the present study was to evaluate the association between resilience, psychological hardiness, and marital conflicts among nurses working in educational hospitals of Birjand, Iran.

Methods: In this descriptive, correlational study, the statistical population included all the married nurses from Birjand (n = 220) of whom 170 nurses were randomly selected as the sample. The instruments included Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale (CD-RIS) (25 items), Kobasa’s Personal View Scale (50 items) and Marital Conflict Questionnaire (42 items). The collected data were analyzed in SPSS (version 16) using descriptive statistics, i.e., Pearson correlation and regression analysis at the significance level of P < 0.05.

Results: The results of the present study showed a negative significant correlation between resilience and marital conflicts (r = -0.17, P = 0.025). The relationship between hardiness and marital conflicts was also negatively significant (r = -0.21, P = 0.005). However, the relationship between challenge and marital conflicts was insignificant. Regression analysis showed that resilience and hardiness could predict about 20% of marital conflict variance.

Conclusion: Training and improvement of individualistic skills of resilience and hardiness can be effective in reducing marital conflicts in nurses.

Keywords: Family conflict, Resilience, Psychological, Hardness, Nurses
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Type of Study: Descriptive-Analytic | Subject: روان پرستاری
Received: 2015/03/1 | Accepted: 2015/06/29 | Published: 2015/07/1

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