Title

An assessment of the stressors and stress management pattern of Bachelor of Science in Nursing Batch 2007-2009 of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus

Date of Completion

2006

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Stress, Psychological, Self-Management, Students, Nursing

Abstract

This study used descriptive research design. The respondents were 305 or 30% of Bachelor of Science in Nursing of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus Batch 2007-2009 students selected using purposive sampling technique. A self-made questionnaire was used for data gathering. Data was analyzed through percentage distribution, mean, t-test and f-test. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the respondents were female, aged 18-19 years, second year level, Catholic and living with their parents; 2) The overall assessment of stressors of the nursing students of De La Salle Health Sciences Campus Batch 2007, 2008 and 2009 mostly came from school, followed by home and lastly by peers. Top stressors among the students was when family is having difficulty in financing their educational needs; 3) The nursing students sometimes used stress management to relieve stress, particularly listening to music, talking with friend, and watching TV; 4) There was no significant difference on the stressors of the nursing students when grouped according to age, year level and living arrangement while there were significant differences when grouped according to gender and religion; 5) There was no significant difference on the stress management pattern of the students when grouped according to gender, religion, age, and living arrangement while there was a significant difference when grouped according to year level.

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