J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2020 Mar;26(2):142-150. 10.11111/jkana.2020.26.2.142.

The Mediating Effect of Resilience on the Relationship between Role Conflict and Burnout in Physician Assistant Nurses

  • 1Nurse, Gyeongsang National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2Professor, College of Nursing · Institute of Health Science, Gyeongsang National University, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to test the mediating effects of resilience in the relationship between role conflict and burnout in physician assistant nurses.
Participants were 144 physician assistant nurses recruited from 2 university hospitals. A questionnaire scale was used to collect the data. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation analysis. and liner regression analysis.
There were significant positive relationships for burnout and role conflict (r=.45, p<.001), and a negative correlation with resilience (r=-.47, p<.001). There was a negative correlation (r=-.30, p<.001) between role conflict and resilience. In addition, resilience partial mediates role conflict and burnout. As a result of testing the significance of mediating effect using bootstrapping, the mediating effect was significant by resilience ((y=.11, p=.008).
In this study, role conflict and burnout of physician assistant nurses were the factors that had an impact on each other and resilience had a partial mediating effect in the relationship between role conflict and burnout. The results of this study can be used as basic data for establishing management plans on role conflict and burnout by improving the resilience of physician assistant nurses.


Burnout; Physician assistants; Role
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