Selected Factors Related to Resilience among University Nursing Students in Bangkok


  • ปวีณา นพโสตร
  • อัจรา ฐิตวัฒนกุล
  • นิรดา กลิ่นทอง


Resilience, nursing students, perceived self-efficacy, coping ability in facing adversity, social support from peers


This descriptive correlational research aimed to determine relationships between

selected factors, including sex, parental marital status, monthly income, Grade Point Average (GPA), coping ability in facing adversity, perceived self-efficacy and social support from peers, and resilience among university nursing students. A purposive sampling was used to recruit 176 nursing students in a university in Bangkok. Research instruments included a demographic questionnaire, the Resilience Quotient’s scale, the Perceive Self-efficacy’s scale, the Adversity Quotient’s scale, and the Perceived Social Support from Friends’ scales. Their Cronbach’s alpha reliabilities were .79, .83, .88, and .93, respectively. Descriptive statistics and Pearson’s Product-moment correlation coefficients were used to analyze the data.

The results revealed that the mean score of resilience was at a normal level (M =

62.86, SD = 7.04), and 79.5% and 20.5% of the sample had their resilience at normal and high levels (M = 60.54, SD = 5.91 and M = 71.86, SD = 2.07, respectively). Monthly income, perceived self-efficacy, coping ability in facing adversity, and social support from peers were positively correlated with resilience (r = .16, p<.05, r = .48, p<.001, r = .43, p<.001, and r = .30 p<.001, respectively). These findings suggest that the university should provide a special job for nursing students to increase personal monthly income. In addition, perceived self-efficacy, coping ability in facing adversity, and social support from peers should also be promoted which could be positively consequent to increase resilience among nursing students.


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