Volume 24, Number 2 (9-2016)                   Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac 2016, 24(2): 120-128 | Back to browse issues page



DOI: 10.20286/nmj-24027

XML Persian Abstract Print


Download citation:
BibTeX | RIS | EndNote | Medlars | ProCite | Reference Manager | RefWorks
Send citation to:

Babaieamiri N, gaghighat dost S, ashori J. The relationship between job burnout, perceived social support and psychological hardiness with mental health among nurses. Sci J Hamadan Nurs Midwifery Fac. 2016; 24 (2) :120-128
URL: http://nmj.umsha.ac.ir/article-1-1499-en.html

1- Assistant Professor Yadegar-e-Imam Khomeini (RAH) Shahre Ray Branch, Islamic Azad University , nbabaieamiry@yahoo.com
Abstract:   (1749 Views)

Introduction: Mental health is affected by several variables, among which the most important ones could be considered job burnout, social support and psychological hardiness. This study aimed to investigate the relationship of job burnout, social support and psychological hardiness with mental health among nurses.

Methods: This was a descriptive–analytical research from the correlation type. The statistical population included all the nurses of a governmental hospital in Tehran, Iran in 2015. Totally, 400 nurses were selected through multistep cluster sampling method. All of them completed the questionnaires including job burnout by Maslach & Jackson (2008), perceived social support by Zimet et al. (1988), Kobasa’s psychological hardiness (1979) and Goldberg & Hillier’s mental health (1979). Data was analyzed using Pearson’s correlation and multivariate regression with stepwise model using SPSS-19.

Results: Job burnout (r = 0.37) showed a statistically significant positive relationship with mental health of nurses and perceived social support (r = -0.56), and psychological hardiness (r = -0.53) showed a statistical significantly negative relationship with mental health of nurses (P < 0.01). In a predictor model, job burnout, social support and psychological hardiness predicted 54.9% of variance of mental health of nurses (R2 = 0.549).

Conclusions: According to the findings of this research, it is suggested that counselors and therapists decrease the rate of job burnout and increase the rate of social support and psychological hardiness in order to increase the mental health of nurses.

Full-Text [PDF 218 kb]   (910 Downloads)    
Type of Study: Research | Subject: Nursing
Received: 2016/02/13 | Accepted: 2016/05/13 | Published: 2016/09/3

Add your comments about this article : Your username or email:
Write the security code in the box

Send email to the article author


© 2015 All Rights Reserved | Scientific Journal of Hamadan Nursing & Midwifery Faculty

Designed & Developed by : Yektaweb