What is the Relationship Between Personality Hardiness and Burnout in Army Reserve Nurses?

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Graduate Research and Creative Practice

1994

What is the Relationship Between Personality Hardiness and Burnout in Army Reserve Nurses? Nancy M. Marchido Grand Valley State University

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WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY HARDINESS AND BURNOUT IN ARMY RESERVE NURSES?

By

Nancy M. Marchido

A THESIS

Submitted to Grand Valley State University in partial fulfillment of the requirements for the degree of Master of Science of Nursing Kirkhof School of Nursing 1994

Thesis Committee Members: Patricia Underwood, Ph.D., R.N. (chair) Joyce French, Ph.D., R.N. Beth Reimel, Ph.D.

ABSTRACT WHAT IS THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN PERSONALITY HARDINESS AND BURNOUT IN ARMY RESERVE IRJRSES? By Nancy M. Marchido Kobasa's conceptualization of personality hardiness provided the theoretical framework examined.

The purpose of

this study was to examine the relationship between personality hardiness {control, commitment, and challenge) and burnout in Army Reserve nurses. Data was obtained through a survey of forty Army Reserve nurses in the midwest area using Kobasa's Hardiness Scale and Scale for Health Professionals.

Jones' Staff Burnout

The subjects were primarily

female (75%) and Caucasian (90%), with a bachelor of science degree or higher.

A moderately strong inverse correlation

was found (r=-.52, df=35, p

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