J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2018 Aug;24(3):269-278. 10.5977/jkasne.2018.24.3.269.

A Study on the Stress and Adjustment to College Life among Nursing Students

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  • 1Professor, School of Nursing, College of Medicine, Soonchunhyang University, Cheonan, Korea. kyunghee@sch.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to investigate the correlation between stress and adjustment to college life among nursing students.
METHODS
The sample consisted of 183 university students in C & S cities. Self-report questionnaires were used to measure the variables. In data analysis, SPSSWIN 23.0 program was utilized for descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and regression analysis.
RESULTS
The mean scores of stress and adjustment to college life were 2.55 and 3.24. Stress was significantly different according to grade (F=7.30, p < .001), economic state (F=14.39, p < .001), perceived health state (F=6.66, p < .001). In regression analysis, stress for college life, perceived health state, and college life satisfaction were significant predictors of adjustment to college life explaining 68%.
CONCLUSION
This study suggests that perceived health state was a significant factor on adjustment to college life among nursing students. Therefore, the strategies of nursing intervention which improve perceived health state must be developed for college students.

Keyword

Psychological Stress; Adjustment; Nursing
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