Effect of the Resilience Quotient Enhancement Program among Nursing Students of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhonratchasima
The purpose of this quasi-experimental study (One group pretest-posttest design) was to examine the effect of Resilience Quotient Enhancement Program, in 11 first year students who had low resilience score in Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Nakhonratchasima. The instruments were used in this study consisted of (1) the Resilience Quotient (RQ) questionnaire developed by the Department of Mental Health, Thailand; the Cronbach’s alpha coefficient was at .76, and (2) the Resilience Quotient Enhancement Program developed by the researcher based on a the framework of Grothberg (1995) and the Department of Mental Health, Thailand (2011). The data were statistically analyzed using descriptive statistics and the Wilcoxon Signed Ranks test.
The research results concluded that The RQ post-test scores including the three dimensions and total were significantly higher than the pre-test scores (p<.05). The findings showed that The Resilience Quotient Enhancing Program has been proved practically and could be applied to enhance resilience in nursing students.