Mediating and moderating effects of learned resourcefulness on depressive symptoms and positive ideation in hospital nurses in Taiwan†
Article first published online: 21 AUG 2012
Copyright © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 35, Issue 6, pages 576–588, December 2012
How to Cite
Chung, C.-C., Lin, M.-F., Ching, Y.-C., Kao, C.-C., Chou, Y.-Y., Ho, P.-H. and Chang, H.-J. (2012), Mediating and moderating effects of learned resourcefulness on depressive symptoms and positive ideation in hospital nurses in Taiwan. Res. Nurs. Health, 35: 576–588. doi: 10.1002/nur.21505
We thank Taipei Medical University Hospital for providing financial support and are grateful to the nurses who participated in this study. A grant (GH8103) from Taipei Medical University Hospital supported this study.
- Issue published online: 9 NOV 2012
- Article first published online: 21 AUG 2012
- Manuscript Accepted: 13 JUL 2012
- depressive symptoms;
- positive ideation;
- learned resourcefulness;
- hospital nurses
Learned resourcefulness (LR) is important in facilitating mental health in individuals experiencing depression, and positive ideation plays a further protective role in the prevention of suicidal ideation. The purpose of this study was to explore whether LR mediates or moderates the relationship between depressive symptoms and positive ideation in hospital nurses. Participants were 807 full-time hospital nurses. The relationship between depressive symptoms and positive ideation was both mediated and moderated by LR after controlling for age, job title, and marital status. Continuing education and counseling strategies may increase nurses' LR and thereby enhance positive ideation and reduce risk of depression and suicide. © 2012 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 35:576–588, 2012