The Mediating Role of Psychological Distress on the Relationship of Mindfulness and Social Support on Psychological Well-Being among Private Hospital Nurses in Kerala, India.


  • Jancy Parekkattil
  • Parvathy Varma

DOI: 10.14456/abacodijournal.2023.37
Published: 2023-10-24


mindfulness, social support, psychological distress, psychological well-being.


The present study aimed to investigate the effect of mindfulness and social support on the psychological wellbeing of private hospital nurses in Kerala, India, mediated by psychological distress.  Data were collected through a survey of 1050 nurses working in private hospitals in Kerala, India. The mediation analysis was carried out using Andrew Hayes Process Macro. The results of the mediation analysis indicated that psychological distress partially mediated the relationship of mindfulness, and social support on psychological well-being. Statistical evidence indicated that the higher levels of mindfulness and social support experienced by these nurses in Kerala reported to have lower psychological distress and lower the psychological distress, better were their psychological well-being. The nurses in private hospitals of Kerala have various challenges including long working hours, physical strain, exposure to human suffering and high job demands that necessitate constant vigilance in a complex and potentially chaotic environment. In light of these findings, it is suggested that private hospital administrators allocate resources to promote mindfulness and social support as part of an incentive and staff development program for their nurses. The hospital administration can augment their employees' psychological well-being, in spite of the taxing job demands that they are driven through to achieve relatively high productivity. One who has a balanced psychological wellbeing will tend to administer their duties nearer to perfection and as such, all stakeholders of the hospital industry would be happy and satisfied.


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Parekkattil, J., & Varma, P. (2023). The Mediating Role of Psychological Distress on the Relationship of Mindfulness and Social Support on Psychological Well-Being among Private Hospital Nurses in Kerala, India. ABAC ODI JOURNAL Vision. Action. Outcome, 11(1), 179-195.