Perceived Stressors in Nursing Students at the American University of Beirut

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149108
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Stressors in Nursing Students at the American University of Beirut
Abstract:
Perceived Stressors in Nursing Students at the American University of Beirut
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Shehab, Dina Madi, RN, MA
P.I. Institution Name:American University of Beirut
Title:Instructor
Introduction: Stress experiences may interfere with the learning process in nursing students, and may put students at risk for physical or psychological problems. The complex nature of the nursing profession places unique demands and challenges on students in dealing with patients. Purpose: This study investigated the levels and sources of stress as perceived by Junior and Senior Bachelor of Science Nursing Students at the American University of Beirut, School of Nursing. Method: A descriptive survey design was used. Twenty-eight Junior and 33 senior nursing students from a Bachelor degree program completed the Beck Srivastava Stress Inventory (BSSI) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Data were analyzed using frequency distribution, t-tests, content analysis, measures of correlation, and analysis of variance. Findings: Results showed that the students experienced high levels of stress in Junior and Senior years; however, the stress scores were comparable across the two years. Findings also showed that the students experienced high levels of physiological and psychological symptoms. A moderate association was found between stress levels and health status (r = .54, p < 0.001). The main sources of stress identified in this study were related to academic expectations, clinical experience, and interpersonal relationships. Conclusion: The study findings suggest that nurse educators need to look at the stress experienced by students and plan appropriate intervention strategies accordingly. Areas of consideration include adequate planning of course assignments, providing timely feedback on performance, and providing a supportive environment during clinical experiences.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePerceived Stressors in Nursing Students at the American University of Beiruten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149108-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Perceived Stressors in Nursing Students at the American University of Beirut</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Shehab, Dina Madi, RN, MA</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">American University of Beirut</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dm01@aub.edu.lb</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Introduction: Stress experiences may interfere with the learning process in nursing students, and may put students at risk for physical or psychological problems. The complex nature of the nursing profession places unique demands and challenges on students in dealing with patients. Purpose: This study investigated the levels and sources of stress as perceived by Junior and Senior Bachelor of Science Nursing Students at the American University of Beirut, School of Nursing. Method: A descriptive survey design was used. Twenty-eight Junior and 33 senior nursing students from a Bachelor degree program completed the Beck Srivastava Stress Inventory (BSSI) and the General Health Questionnaire (GHQ). Data were analyzed using frequency distribution, t-tests, content analysis, measures of correlation, and analysis of variance. Findings: Results showed that the students experienced high levels of stress in Junior and Senior years; however, the stress scores were comparable across the two years. Findings also showed that the students experienced high levels of physiological and psychological symptoms. A moderate association was found between stress levels and health status (r = .54, p &lt; 0.001). The main sources of stress identified in this study were related to academic expectations, clinical experience, and interpersonal relationships. Conclusion: The study findings suggest that nurse educators need to look at the stress experienced by students and plan appropriate intervention strategies accordingly. Areas of consideration include adequate planning of course assignments, providing timely feedback on performance, and providing a supportive environment during clinical experiences.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:56:17Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:56:17Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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