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The relationship of personality, gratitude, empathy and resilience in nursing students†
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2022;33:645-55
Published online July 31, 2022;
© 2022 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Mi Ryon Lee1

1Department of Nursing, Tongmyong University
Correspondence to: This work was supported by Tongmyong University Research Grant of 2020 (2020A040).
1 Associate professor, Department of Nursing, Tongmyong University, Busan 48520, Korea. E-mail:
Received June 7, 2022; Revised June 23, 2022; Accepted July 11, 2022.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
Objectives: This study was to investigate the factors affecting personality, gratitude and empathy on resilience among nursing students. Methods: The research design for this study was a descriptive survey using convenience sampling. Participants were 105 nursing students in Busan city. Collected data were analyzed using percentage, mean, standard deviation, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation analysis, stepwise multiple regression with SPSS 20.0 program. Results: Resilience showed significant positive correlation with personality, gratitude, empathy. The significant predictors of resilience included gratitude, personality and satisfaction of major. The regression model explained 73.4% of resilience. Conclusions: The results of this study showed that personality and gratitude are significant factors affecting the resilience of nursing students. To enhance resilience in nursing students, it is necessary to include personality development and gratitude training in resilience improvement program.
Keywords : Empathy, gratitude, nursing students, personality, resilience.