Building Psychological Capital, Grit, and Well-Being in a Baccalaureate Nursing Program: A Pilot Study

Carol Wahl, Cathrin Carithers, Nancy Stuart, Judy Moore, Rachel Zeiger, Shelly Amsberry

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Abstract

Psychological capital constructs of hope, efficacy, resilience, and optimism can be developed to promote students’ academic and professional success. Grit, consisting of passion and the capacity to persevere over time despite challenges, can also be developed and measured. This pilot project aims to study the implementation of evidence-based interventions within course concepts to improve psychological capital, grit, and wellbeing. A 24-question PsyCap Questionnaire-24 (PCQ-24) and 8-question Grit-8 survey were deployed to 2 cohorts of baccalaureate nursing students fall semester to provide preintervention baseline data. Repeat surveys will be given spring semester. These data will provide formative feedback on interventions.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)352-360
Number of pages9
JournalNurse Leader
Volume20
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 2022

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Leadership and Management

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