A Study on Level and Sources of Stress in Nursing Students

Farokh Abazary, and Abbas Abbaszadeh, and Mansour Arab, (2015) A Study on Level and Sources of Stress in Nursing Students. sdmej.

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Article abstract: Background: Nursing is a stressful profession and nursing students are exposed to high levels of stress in both theoretical and clinical components of their educational programme. This fact not only affects their academic performance, but also may lead to various physical and psychological disorders. Objective: The purpose of this study was to investigate the level and sources of stress in nursing students of Kerman, Zarand, Bam and Jiroft nursing schools. Methods: It was a descriptive study on 274 volunteer baccalaureate-nursing students selected by randomized clustering method. Data were collected by questionnaire and analyzed by using parametric statistics. Results: Mean score of students’ stress level was 2.96 at the range of 1-5. The highest stress levels were related to copying with personal problems ( =3.40), feeling anxious ( =3.34) and experiencing anger in facing every problem ( =3.31). Among sources of stress, lack of agreement between theoretical and clinical trainings ( =3.50), educational achievements and qualification for the job ( =3.40), and attitude and expectations of others toward nursing profession ( =3.30) have the most important roles. There was a significant relationship between the stress level and having living mother, and father’s educational level (P<0.05). There were also significant relationships between sources of stress and factors of city, sex, living mother, age and residency statue (P<0.05). There was a reverse relationship between age and stress level. Conclusion: In order to reduce stress level and provide educational improvement in nursing students, decreasing sources of stress and introducing coping strategies are highly recommended. Keywords: Stress sources, Stress level, Nursing students,

Item Type: Article
Subjects: R Medicine > R Medicine (General)
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Date Deposited: 29 Nov 2015 05:37
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2015 05:37
URI: http://eprints.kmu.ac.ir/id/eprint/21400

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