Nursing students experience high levels of stress. Therefore, they need to have adequate levels of resilience and social support to overcome the negative consequences of perceived stress.


The objective of the study is to assess the levels, relationships, and predictors of resilience, social support, and perceived stress among Jordanian nursing students.


A descriptive, cross-sectional design was employed. Data were collected from 150 Jordanian nursing students chosen conveniently using the Connor-Davidson Resilience Scale, Multidimensional Scale of Perceived Social Support, and Perceived Stress Scale (PSS).


The mean total score of resilience was 71.61, with one-third of the participating students being resilient. Results indicated moderate levels of social support and perceived stress. A significant positive correlation was found between resilience and social support, and significant negative correlations were found between perceived stress and resilience and social support. Differences in resilience, social support, and perceived stress were found in regard to some demographics. Also, different independent variables predicted resilience, social support, and perceived stress.


Students reported low levels of resilience and moderate levels of perceived stress and social support. Therefore, conducting programs that aim to improve resilience techniques is crucial for nursing students. Special attention should be directed toward social support, especially from family members.

Keywords: Resilience, Social support, Perceived stress, Nursing students, Jordan, Academic workload, Profession strictness.
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