Relationship between resilience and occupational stress among the faculty members of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences

Document Type : Original Article


1 Student research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

2 Chronic Diseases Care Research Center, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran

3 Student Research Committee, Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences, Ahvaz, Iran


Introduction: Stress is seen in all occupations, especially in occupations associated with human health. Resilience is one of the coping strategies that helps a person to face stressful situations and to save on pathogens. The aim of this study, carried out in 2017, was to investigate the correlation between occupational stress and resilience in faculty members of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences.
Method: This is a descriptive correlational study in which 65 faculty members of Ahvaz Jundishapur University of Medical Sciences were recruited through stratified sampling. The data gathering tool was a questionnaire of job stress and resiliency. Data were analyzed by SPSS version 16 and using Pearson correlation test.
Results: In this study, of 65 faculty members, 40 individuals (61.5%) were male and 15 individuals (38.5%) were female. The mean age and working experience of the faculty members were 42.05 ± 10.37 and 13.77 ± 10.10, respectively, and the mean of resilience and occupational stress were 64.80 ± 14.27 and 91.41 ± 20.3. Using Pearson correlation coefficient, there was a significant and reverse correlation between resilience and occupational stress (P = 0.016, r = -0.297).
Conclusion: It seems that increasing the resilience in the faculty members causes a reduction in occupational stress in this group. Therefore, it is suggested that training workshops for stress management and resilience for faculty members of university to be held.


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