Exploring the relationships between stress, resilience and job performance among nurses in Jordan
Intended for healthcare professionals
Evidence and practice    

Exploring the relationships between stress, resilience and job performance among nurses in Jordan

Wafa’a Ta’an Assistant dean and associate professor, Deanship of Scientific Research, Community and Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Duha Hijazi Community and Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Mohammad Suliman Acting dean and associate professor, Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan
Raeda Abu Al Rub Full professor, Community and Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Jordan University of Science and Technology, Irbid, Jordan
Mohammed Albashtawy Full professor, Community and Mental Health Department, Princess Salma Faculty of Nursing, Al al-Bayt University, Mafraq, Jordan

Why you should read this article:
  • To enhance your understanding of the relationships between workplace stressors and job performance

  • To familiarise yourself with validated scales that can be used to measure stress, resilience and job performance

  • To consider measures that could be implemented to mitigate stressors, increase resilience and foster effective coping mechanisms among nurses

Background Nurses are a crucial part of healthcare organisations, constituting around half of the global healthcare workforce. Therefore, it is important to examine the factors that may affect their job performance, which is central to the delivery of effective healthcare services.

Aim To examine the relationships between stress, resilience and job performance within the nursing context in Jordan.

Method A cross-sectional descriptive correlational design was used. A self-administered questionnaire comprising stress, resilience and job performance scales was completed by a convenience sample of 207 nurses working in five hospitals in the northern and middle regions of Jordan.

Results Overall, respondents self-reported moderate stress levels, normal resilience levels and moderate job performance. The study identified: a moderate positive correlation between stress and resilience; a weak negative correlation between stress and job performance; and a weak positive correlation between resilience and job performance.

Conclusion It is essential that nurse managers, leaders and policymakers implement measures to mitigate the stressors encountered by nurses, increase resilience and foster effective coping mechanisms. Such measures could enhance nurses’ resilience and job performance, ultimately improving patient care.

Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2023.e2112

Peer review

This article has been subject to external double-blind peer review and checked for plagiarism using automated software

Correspondence

mbarahemah@aabu.edu.jo

Conflict of interest

None declared

Ta’an W, Hijazi D, Suliman M et al (2023) Exploring the relationships between stress, resilience and job performance among nurses in Jordan. Nursing Management. doi: 10.7748/nm.2023.e2112

Published online: 20 December 2023

Want to read more?

Already subscribed? Log in

OR

Unlock full access to RCNi Plus today

Save over 50% on your first 3 months

Your subscription package includes:
  • Unlimited online access to all 10 RCNi Journals and their archives
  • Customisable dashboard featuring 200+ topics
  • RCNi Learning featuring 180+ RCN accredited learning modules
  • RCNi Portfolio to build evidence for revalidation
  • Personalised newsletters tailored to your interests
Subscribe
RCN student member? Try Nursing Standard Student

Alternatively, you can purchase access to this article for the next seven days. Buy now

Or