Impact of Professional Identity on Role Stress in Nursing Students in Pakistan

Maha Ibrahim, Muhammad Afzal, Muhammad Hussain, Syed Amir Gillani


Introduction: Each individual has own personalized identity and role given as per their family and society, which they abide by. But as growing up and taking responsibilities, the choice an individual has to make while becoming a health care practitioner they are unaware of the transitions that will come in their way. It is clearly stated that the transition of a medical or nursing student into health care professional requires numerous changes. Among these is the advancement of an appropriate professional personality, which helps within the establishment of a sound base for proficient professional practice and so ought to be a center for medical teachers.Methods: Study was conducted in a private university. A Cross-sectional co-relational study design was used. The target population was the nursing students of a private university in Lahore. Convenient probability sampling method was used. The Role Stress Scale (score run: 12– 60) and the Professional Identity Questionnaire for Nursing students (score run: 17– 85) was utilized to explore the dimensions of nursing students role pressure and professional personality. Higher scores showed larger amounts of role pressure and professional identity. Fundamental statistic data about the nursing students were gathered.Results: Professional identity had significant impact of role stress in nursing studentsConclusions: This study was to assess the impact of professional identity on role stress of nursing students in Pakistan after the analysis of data it was indicated that professional identity has significant impact on role stress in nursing students.

Keywords: Professional Identity, Role Stress, Nursing Students

DOI: 10.7176/JHMN/62-14

Publication date:May 31st 2019

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