Kemplin, Katherine; Norwood, Barbara
University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
Place of Publication
Identifying certain personality constructs can be a method to recognize current and potential nursing students who can weather the challenges of a difficult major and profession. The psychological constructs of resilience and entitlement have gained increased focus in recent years, but have yet to be studied together, especially in the context of nursing students. This research employed a quantitative cross-sectional descriptive correlational design to quantify students’ responses and associations regarding resilience and entitlement. 137 undergraduate baccalaureate nursing students were recruited through convenience sampling to take both the 15-item Dispositional Resilience Scale (DRS-15) and the Psychological Entitlement Scale (PES). Several individual relationships between questions indicated that higher levels of entitlement negatively associated with certain aspects of resilience, such as openness to new challenges and changes. Results were contradictory for other items where higher resilience was positively associated with higher entitlement. These results indicate that the measures may not be mutually exclusive. Educators can take note of their students’ scores in order to better know how to encourage and support students’ education and professional socialization.
B. S.; An honors thesis submitted to the faculty of the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga in partial fulfillment of the requirements of the degree of Bachelor of Science.
Nursing students; Resilience (Personality trait)
Walsh, Katherine Leigh, "Measures of resilience and entitlement in a sample of baccalaureate nursing students" (2018). Honors Theses.