J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2018 Nov;24(4):424-432. 10.5977/jkasne.2018.24.4.424.

The Influence of Nursing Professionalism and Academic Emotional Regulation on College Life Adjustment in Nursing College Students

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  • 1Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Konyang University, Korea.
  • 2Assistant Professor, College of Nursing, Kangwon National University, Korea. cellylife@gmail.com

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between nursing professionalism, academic emotional regulation, and college life adjustment level and to identify the influence of nursing professionalism and academic emotional regulation on college life adjustment.
METHODS
Data collection was conducted with 142 junior and senior nursing college students using structured self-reported questionnaires. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and hierarchical multiple regression analysis using SPSS 22.0.
RESULTS
There was a positive correlation between nursing professionalism, academic emotional adjustment, and college life adjustment. The significant predictors of overall college life adjustment were major satisfaction, nursing professionalism, and academic emotional regulation. The significant predictors of clinical practice adjustment were gender, major satisfaction, and nursing professionalism.
CONCLUSION
When developing a program to improve college life adjustment in nursing college students, it is necessary to find ways to improve nursing professionalism and academic emotional regulation as well as major satisfaction.

Keyword

Professionalism; Emotional adjustment; Nursing students
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