The Moderating Effects of Self-esteem and Ego-resilience on the Relationship between Emotional Labor, Depressive Symptom, and Job Satisfaction in Nurses

Taeyoun Kim, Kuem Sun Han

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Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify that emotional labor has effect on depressive symptom, job satisfaction, and moderating effect of self-esteem and ego-resilience of nurses. Methods: Data were collected by questionnaires from 224 nurses university hospitals from May 8 to May 19, 2017, analyzing by hierarchical multiple regression. Results: There was a significant positive correlation with emotional labor and depressive symptom. Also emotional labor was significant negative correlation with job satisfaction, self-esteem, and ego-resilience. Ego-resilience had a moderating effect that emotional labor affected depressive symptom and job satisfaction. Conclusion: In this study, Ego-resilience were found to have a significant moderating effect in relation to emotional labor, depressive symptom, and job satisfaction. Therefore, it's needed to consider the ego-resilience when developing emotional labor management program of nurses.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)209-219
Number of pages11
JournalJournal of Korean Academy of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing
Volume30
Issue number3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2021 Sep

Keywords

  • Depression
  • Emotion
  • Job satisfaction
  • Psychological resilience
  • Self concept

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Phychiatric Mental Health
  • Health(social science)

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