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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160749
Type:
Presentation
Title:
School and Personal Stressors Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Taiwan
Abstract:
School and Personal Stressors Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2010
Author:Stopper, Connie, MSN,. MEd., CNS
P.I. Institution Name:Kent State University
Title:Nursing
Contact Address:P.O. Box 5190, Henderson Hall - 313, Kent, OH, 44240, USA
Contact Telephone:330-524-4490
Co-Authors:C. Stopper, R. Ross, L. Chiang-Hanisko, Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;
Problem: Being a nursing student can be stressful due to personal and school worries. Worries are stressors that have been found to be related to depression and low productivity in the general population. However, no research exits to examine personal and school worries among baccalaureate nursing students in Taiwan. Purpose: To identify stressors/worries of Taiwanese BSN nursing students regarding school and personal lives. Theoretical Framework: Lazarus & Feldman's (1984) theory was used as a theoretical framework; appraisal of a demand/ worry as a threat/challenge and coping strategies are determined differently by each individual. Subjects: Ninety 3rd and 4th year nursing students in a BSN program in Taiwan from a larger study of depression (n=200) were included. Methods: In the larger study, data were collected in 2008. Two open-ended questions in a questionnaire packet were used to ask students about their worries related to school and personal lives. Ninety students answered the questions; and therefore, were included in this study. Data were analyzed by the research team, using summative content analysis (Hsieh & Shannon, 2005). Categories were derived directly from the text data. Percentages are also used and presented in the results section. Results: Although worries about both personal and school lives were asked, the majority of the answers (95%) were heavily related to school or the nursing profession in Taiwan. Two worries most mentioned by participants included stressful clinical practicum (22.2%) and too much school work (20%). Approximately 12% of the participants voiced their concerns about the nursing profession in Taiwan. Implications: There is potential for nursing faculty in Taiwan to facilitate student learning by being cognizant of factors precipitating stress in students, assessing the stressors with special attention related to the clinical practicum, and initiating interventions to decrease the negative effects of the stressor. Developing interventions and measuring effects on leaerning is recommended.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleSchool and Personal Stressors Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160749-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">School and Personal Stressors Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Stopper, Connie, MSN,. MEd., CNS</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Kent State University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">P.O. Box 5190, Henderson Hall - 313, Kent, OH, 44240, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">330-524-4490</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cstopper6@aol.com</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">C. Stopper, R. Ross, L. Chiang-Hanisko, Nursing, Kent State University, Kent, OH;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem: Being a nursing student can be stressful due to personal and school worries. Worries are stressors that have been found to be related to depression and low productivity in the general population. However, no research exits to examine personal and school worries among baccalaureate nursing students in Taiwan. Purpose: To identify stressors/worries of Taiwanese BSN nursing students regarding school and personal lives. Theoretical Framework: Lazarus &amp; Feldman's (1984) theory was used as a theoretical framework; appraisal of a demand/ worry as a threat/challenge and coping strategies are determined differently by each individual. Subjects: Ninety 3rd and 4th year nursing students in a BSN program in Taiwan from a larger study of depression (n=200) were included. Methods: In the larger study, data were collected in 2008. Two open-ended questions in a questionnaire packet were used to ask students about their worries related to school and personal lives. Ninety students answered the questions; and therefore, were included in this study. Data were analyzed by the research team, using summative content analysis (Hsieh &amp; Shannon, 2005). Categories were derived directly from the text data. Percentages are also used and presented in the results section. Results: Although worries about both personal and school lives were asked, the majority of the answers (95%) were heavily related to school or the nursing profession in Taiwan. Two worries most mentioned by participants included stressful clinical practicum (22.2%) and too much school work (20%). Approximately 12% of the participants voiced their concerns about the nursing profession in Taiwan. Implications: There is potential for nursing faculty in Taiwan to facilitate student learning by being cognizant of factors precipitating stress in students, assessing the stressors with special attention related to the clinical practicum, and initiating interventions to decrease the negative effects of the stressor. Developing interventions and measuring effects on leaerning is recommended.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T23:10:02Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T23:10:02Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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