Factors affecting psychological resilience, self-efficacy and job satisfaction of nurse academics: A cross-sectional study

Özdemir C., Kaplan A.

INTERNATIONAL NURSING REVIEW, no.1, pp.1-9, 2024 (SCI-Expanded)

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Publication Date: 2024
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/inr.13007
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, ASSIA, CINAHL, EMBASE, Public Affairs Index
  • Page Numbers: pp.1-9
  • Kayseri University Affiliated: Yes


Aim: The study aimed to determine the factors affecting psychological resilience, selfefficacy and job satisfaction in nurse academics.

Background: Nurse academics follow an emotionally and mentally intense career path, along which they are required to balance many different roles and responsibilities, including teaching, research and guidance. However, in some cases, this equilibrium is disrupted and may cause functional disruptions; in achieving this balance, resilience, self-efficacy and job satisfaction play important roles.

Methods: The data of this cross-sectional study were collected between January and April 2023, and 446 nurse academics were included in the study. The Descriptive Characteristics Information Form, Brief Psychological Resilience Scale (BPRS), General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSES) and Job Satisfaction Scale (JSS) were used to collect the research data.We adhered to the STROBE checklist for reporting.

Results: A significant positive relationship was found between general self-efficacy levels and psychological resilience and job satisfaction levels. There is a significant positive relationship between job satisfaction levels and age, total years of service, psychological resilience and general self-efficacy levels. In addition, it has been noted that family relationships, friend relationships and academic title factors were effective on the nurse academics’ psychological resilience, self-efficacy and job satisfaction levels.

Conclusion: Managers can play an important role in increasing the psychological resilience, self-efficacy and job satisfaction levels of nurse academics by developing strategies for these effective factors.

Implications for nursing and nursing policy: Governments need to ensure that nurse academics have an appropriate career framework that enables them to balance the competing demands on their time and that they have adequatementoring and support in the early stages of their careers to enable them to adapt to working life as a nurse academic.