Examining Relationships Between Resilience Protective Factors and Moral Distress Among Nursing Students. Academic Article uri icon


  • A correlation pilot study was conducted to examine relationships between resilience protective factors and moral distress associated with clinical practica in nursing students. Aggregate moral distress rating was x = 3.67. Two of four resilience protective factor subcategories demonstrated significant inverse correlations with moral distress rating. Inverse correlations were found between social support and moral distress (r = -.27, p < .05) and between goal efficacy and moral distress (r = -.37, p < .01). The findings should help educators prioritize resilience-enhancing educational strategies.

published proceedings

  • Nurs Educ Perspect

altmetric score

  • 1.35

author list (cited authors)

  • Krautscheid, L., Mood, L., McLennon, S. M., Mossman, T. C., Wagner, M., & Wode, J.

citation count

  • 1

complete list of authors

  • Krautscheid, Lorretta||Mood, Laura||McLennon, Susan M||Mossman, Taylor C||Wagner, Marie||Wode, Jessica

publication date

  • January 2020