Relationship of Nursing Students Stress and Their Personal Response to Stress in Learning Environment

Saima Noureen, Muhammad Hussain, Muhammad Afzal, Syed Amir Gilani


Stressors are overwhelming and volatile trials that can modify over normal response to everyday events. The stress responses are reaction to the strains and variations of life both optimistic and undesirable. Stress responses may have physical, mental, emotional and behavioral sign. Nursing students have many stressors in their learning environment which effects their performance and quality of care.Methods: A descriptive correlational study was conducted in Government College of Nursing in Lahore. Data was gathered by nursing students of 3rd and 4th year of BSN and diploma nursing. Questionnaire which was used in this study was perceived stress scale and Physio-psycho-socio response scale developed by Sheu et al. Data was analyses by SPSS and using Pearson correlation test to see the relationship between stress and stress responses of nursing students.Results: Results shows significant correlation between the level of stress and stress response in students. Pearson correlation value is .594 and p value is .000 on 0.05 level of confidence interval which shows significance of results.Conclusions: The correlational study was done in Government College of Nursing in Lahore. The study explores the level of stress in nursing students and their personal responses to stress in learning environment. It is concluded that if the stress level in nursing students reduce it can be helpful for the organization to improve the quality care of patient.

Keywords: Stress, Nursing students, Stress level, Stress responses

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-01

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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