J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2017 May;23(2):205-213. 10.5977/jkasne.2017.23.2.205.

The Effects of Perfectionism and Academic Resilience on the Level of Students' Satisfaction with Nursing Major

  • 1Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Konyang University, Daejeon, Korea. nkorn91@konyang.ac.kr


This study observes the degrees of perfectionism (both self-oriented and socially-prescribed perfectionism), academic resilience, and satisfaction with major in nursing students and identifies the influence of perfectionism and academic resilience on satisfaction with major.
Data from 115 second or third-year students in a nursing were collected for two months at different three universities. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and hierarchical multiple regression.
Satisfaction with major was higher for second year students compared to third year students. And the satisfaction was higher for those with a higher Grade point average (≧ 3.5) compared to those with a lower. Self-oriented perfectionism had a higher score than socially-prescribed perfectionism and academic resilience based on self-control was rated the highest score of the subcategories. The degree of satisfaction was positively correlated with Self-oriented perfectionism and academic resilience. The final regression model showed that grade and academic resilience accounted for 34.2% of the variance in predicting the level of satisfaction with major.
The results suggest that it is crucial to find a strategy that could enhance academic resilience, especially designed for upper-year university students, to improve the level of satisfaction with major.


Nursing students; Perfectionism; Elasticity; Satisfaction with major
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