Title

The relationship between coping strategies to stress and academic performance of nursing students of De La Salle University-Health Sciences Campus

Date of Completion

2002

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Adaptation, Psychological, Academic Performance, Stress, Psychological

Abstract

The non-experimental descriptive correlational design was utilized in this study. Eighty (80) incoming 4th year nursing students in De La Salle University Health Sciences Campus SY 2001-2002 were selected using purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was used in gathering the data about coping strategies to stress. Data on the academic performance was obtained through record review. Percentage, mean, t-test, f-test and chi-square test were the statistical analysis techniques used. The following conclusions have been drawn: 1) Majority of the incoming 4th year nursing students in De La Salle University - Health Campus SY 2001-2002 were female (82%) compared to males (18%); 2) Most of the nursing students were Catholics (80%), had a family income of P30,001 and above (51% ) and live in the dormitories (54%); 3) One half of the 80 nursing students experienced more stress in the ward than in other areas of assignment; 4) Most of the nursing students had moderate spiritual, physical, psychological and social coping strategies; 5) The coping ability used by the nursing students had significant differences in monthly family income and place of residence; 6) The academic performance of the nursing students had no significant difference when grouped according to gender, monthly family income, place of residence, and area of assignment; 7) The academic performance of the nursing students had significant difference when grouped according to religion. 8) The coping ability to stress and academic performance of the nursing students had a significant difference in terms of spiritual and social strategies.

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