Resilience Quotient and Level of Stress in Nursing Students at School of Nursing, Rangsit University


  • Thitinan Ounlam School of Nursing, Rangsit University, Pathumthani, Thailand
  • Suparat Panpoklang School of Nursing, Rangsit University, Pathumthani, Thailand


resilience quotient, stress, nursing students


Introduction: Resilience Quotient (RQ) helps a stressful person face problems and obstacles in life effectively and prevent the effects on the body and mind, from mild to severe life-threatening. Research objectives: To compare and find correlation between the RQ and levels of stress in nursing students at school of nursing, Rangsit University. Research methodology: The participants consisted of 272 nursing students studying in years 2-4 in the Bachelor of nursing science program at the School of Nursing, Rangsit University in 2019. Research instruments included demographic questionnaires, Thai RQ screening test and Suanprung Stress Test 20 (SPST-20). The Cronbach’s alpha coefficient were .84 and .95, respectively. Data was analyzed using descriptive statistics, one-way ANOVA, and Pearson’s product correlation coefficient. Results: The results indicated that the nursing students had normal level of RQ (Mean=63.84, SD=7.39), and had a moderate level of stress 38.97 percent. For personal factor, the nursing students with different gender, academic achievement, and family characteristics had no significance different in RQ and stress while the nursing students with different age, academic year, the family atmosphere and financial status had significance different in RQ and stress (p<.05). Correlational analysis revealed that RQ was negative related to stress in nursing students (r= -.473, p<.001). Conclusions: The findings found that RQ support the student manage effectively with incidents of problems and decreasing the stress. Implications: The development of and activity related to RQ should be done parallelly with stress management. This practice helps the nursing students to manage stress appropriately.


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Ounlam ฐ, Panpoklang ศ. Resilience Quotient and Level of Stress in Nursing Students at School of Nursing, Rangsit University. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Apr. 9 [cited 2022 Jun. 26];37(1):240-51. Available from:



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