Child Health Nurs Res.  2018 Jan;24(1):18-26. 10.4094/chnr.2018.24.1.18.

Effects of Perceived Daily Stress and Sense of Humor on Quality of Life among School-Age Children

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  • 1Department of Nursing Science, Chungbuk National University, Cheongju, Korea. myb98@chungbuk.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
Quality of life is important to everyone including school-age children. Therefore this study was done to identify the effects perceived daily stress and sense of humor on quality of life for these children.
METHODS
The study was a cross-sectional, descriptive study design with 371 participants from 5th and 6th grade children in 5 elementary schools. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple regression analysis with SPSS/WIN 24.0 program.
RESULTS
Factors influencing quality of life in school-age children were daily stress, sense of humor, satisfaction with daily life, academic performance and home atmosphere. These variables explained 63.0% of quality of life in school-age children.
CONCLUSION
Results showed that lower daily stress and higher sense of humor are associated with higher quality of life. Therefore, to improve quality of life in school-age children, healthcare providers should develop intervention programs considering these factors.

Keyword

Humor; Quality of Life; School-Age; Stress
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