Perceived Stress and Coping Strategies of Hong Kong Pre-Registration Nursing Degree Students During Their Clinical Placement

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/243479
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Full-text
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Perceived Stress and Coping Strategies of Hong Kong Pre-Registration Nursing Degree Students During Their Clinical Placement
Author(s):
Chiang, Vico C. L.; Chan, Hiu-Wai; Siu, Yu-Ching; Tam, Yee-Ha; Chow, Ka-Po; Wong, Hoi-Yee; Chu, Ka-Kei; Yeung, Ka-Yan; Lau, Chui-Ling; Leung, Ka-Man; Siu, Fong-Ting
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
N/A
Author Details:
Chiang, Vico C. L., PhD, MHA, GDipMgtStudies, BN, RN, Pi-Iota, MRCNA, hsvicoch@inet.polyu.edu.hk; Chan, Hiu-Wai, N/A; Siu, Yu-Ching, N/A; Tam, Yee-Ha, N/A; Chow, Ka-Po, N/A; Wong, Hoi-Yee, N/A; Chu, Ka-Kei, N/A; Yeung, Ka-Yan, N/A; Lau, Chui-Ling, N/A; Leung, Ka-Man, N/A; Siu, Fong-Ting, N/A;
Abstract:
Purpose:

Appropriate levels of stress can be a motivator for learning.  A few studies in Hong Kong and Taiwan demonstrated that various levels of stress were experienced by pre-registration nursing students during their clinical placements.  There is a paucity of studies that compare the stress levels of junior and senior nursing students and the existing studies conducted in the Asian context carry a high risk of recall bias.  The purpose of this study is to survey and compare two samples of under-graduate students during the periods of their clinical placements for their levels of stress, symptoms and coping strategies.  Better understanding of these issues provides implications to enhance clinical teaching and learning of the nursing students.  

Methods:

A cross-sectional survey with the Perceived Stress Scale (PPS), Physio-Psycho-Social Response Scale (PPSRS) and Coping Behaviour Inventory (CBI) were conducted with a total of 200 under-graduate students in Hong Kong (Year 1 = 131, Year 3 = 69).  Comparisons of the stress levels, symptoms and coping strategies between these two groups of students were performed.

Results:

The overall perceived stress of more senior students on clinical placements were significant higher than those of less experienced students in Year 1 (p =< 0.001) and the stress of Hong Kong students were higher than those in Taiwan and elsewhere.  The most frequently used coping strategy that was perceived as most effective by students was transference.  Similar to the findings for symptoms, there was no significant difference between coping strategies used by the junior and senior nursing students.

Conclusion:

The outcomes of using transference as the most frequently employed coping strategy and higher level of stress in more senior students on clinical placements are not fully known.  More studies are needed and nurse educators may target more the needs of senior nursing students on clinical placements.

Keywords:
stress; nursing students; clinical placement
Repository Posting Date:
12-Sep-2012
Date of Publication:
12-Sep-2012 ; 12-Sep-2012
Conference Date:
2012
Conference Name:
23rd International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Brisbane, Australia

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dc.language.isoenen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.typePresentationen
dc.titlePerceived Stress and Coping Strategies of Hong Kong Pre-Registration Nursing Degree Students During Their Clinical Placementen
dc.contributor.authorChiang, Vico C. L.en
dc.contributor.authorChan, Hiu-Waien
dc.contributor.authorSiu, Yu-Chingen
dc.contributor.authorTam, Yee-Haen
dc.contributor.authorChow, Ka-Poen
dc.contributor.authorWong, Hoi-Yeeen
dc.contributor.authorChu, Ka-Keien
dc.contributor.authorYeung, Ka-Yanen
dc.contributor.authorLau, Chui-Lingen
dc.contributor.authorLeung, Ka-Manen
dc.contributor.authorSiu, Fong-Tingen
dc.contributor.departmentN/Aen
dc.author.detailsChiang, Vico C. L., PhD, MHA, GDipMgtStudies, BN, RN, Pi-Iota, MRCNA, hsvicoch@inet.polyu.edu.hk; Chan, Hiu-Wai, N/A; Siu, Yu-Ching, N/A; Tam, Yee-Ha, N/A; Chow, Ka-Po, N/A; Wong, Hoi-Yee, N/A; Chu, Ka-Kei, N/A; Yeung, Ka-Yan, N/A; Lau, Chui-Ling, N/A; Leung, Ka-Man, N/A; Siu, Fong-Ting, N/A;en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/243479-
dc.description.abstract<b>Purpose: </b> <p>Appropriate levels&nbsp;of stress can be a motivator for learning.&nbsp; A&nbsp;few studies in Hong Kong and Taiwan demonstrated that&nbsp;various levels of stress were experienced by&nbsp;pre-registration nursing students during their clinical&nbsp;placements.&nbsp; There is a paucity of studies&nbsp;that compare the stress levels of junior and senior nursing students and&nbsp;the existing studies conducted in the Asian context&nbsp;carry a high risk of recall bias.&nbsp; The purpose of this study is to survey and compare two samples&nbsp;of under-graduate students&nbsp;during the periods of their&nbsp;clinical placements for their levels of stress, symptoms&nbsp;and coping strategies.&nbsp; Better understanding of these issues&nbsp;provides implications&nbsp;to enhance clinical teaching and learning of the nursing students.&nbsp;&nbsp; <p><b>Methods: </b> <p>A cross-sectional survey with the Perceived Stress Scale (PPS), Physio-Psycho-Social Response Scale (PPSRS) and Coping Behaviour Inventory (CBI) were conducted with a total of 200 under-graduate students in Hong Kong (Year 1 = 131, Year 3 = 69).&nbsp; Comparisons of the stress levels, symptoms and coping strategies between these two groups of students were performed. <p><b>Results: </b> <p>The overall perceived stress&nbsp;of&nbsp;more senior students on clinical placements were significant higher than those of less experienced students&nbsp;in Year 1 (p =&lt;&nbsp;0.001)&nbsp;and&nbsp;the stress of Hong Kong students were higher than those in Taiwan and&nbsp;elsewhere.&nbsp; The&nbsp;most frequently&nbsp;used coping strategy that was perceived as most effective by students was transference.&nbsp; Similar to the findings for&nbsp;symptoms, there was no significant difference between coping strategies used by the junior and senior nursing students. <p><b>Conclusion: </b> <p>The outcomes&nbsp;of using transference as the most frequently employed coping strategy and higher level of stress in more senior students on&nbsp;clinical&nbsp;placements are not fully known.&nbsp; More studies are&nbsp;needed and nurse educators may target more the needs of senior nursing students on clinical placements.en
dc.subjectstressen
dc.subjectnursing studentsen
dc.subjectclinical placementen
dc.date.available2012-09-12T09:22:49Z-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12-
dc.date.issued2012-09-12en
dc.date.accessioned2012-09-12T09:22:49Z-
dc.conference.date2012en
dc.conference.name23rd International Nursing Research Congressen
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen
dc.conference.locationBrisbane, Australiaen
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