Prevalence of academic stressors in nursing degree students

Section: Originals

How to quote

Rodríguez García B, Arenal Gota T, Vega Martínez MC, Blanco Montagut LE. Prevalencia de estresores académicos en estudiantes de Grado en Enfermería. Metas Enferm may 2018; 21(4):49-54.

Authors

Blanca Rodríguez García1, Tania Arenal Gota2, Mª Carmen Vega Martínez3, Luis E. Blanco Montagut4

Position

1Máster en Geriatría y Gerontología Aplicada. Máster en Enfermería Basada en Evidencias e Investigación. Enfermera Interno Residente de Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria. Centro de Salud Ávila Sur-Oeste. Ávila2Doctorando en Ciencias de Salud. Enfermera de Urgencias del Complejo de Hospitalario de Navarra y en Alerta Servicios Sociosanitarios3Máster en Investigación en Ciencias de la Salud. Enfermera Interno Residente de Enfermería Familiar y Comunitaria. Centro de Salud de Sta. Ponça. Palma de Mallorca4Doctor en Medicina. Médico de Familia. Centro de Salud Ávila Rural. Ávila

Contact address

Blanca Rodríguez García. C/ La Moraña, 1. 05002 Ávila

Contact email: ayrielav@gmail.com

Abstract

Objective: to evaluate stressors in the academic setting among Nursing Degree students at the Universidad Pública de Navarra.  Method: a descriptive transversal study, on a population formed by 401 Nursing Degree Students from the 2016-2017 term at the  Universidad Pública de Navarra. Dependent variable: academic stressor factors, student overload, beliefs about academic performance, interventions in public, negative social climate, exams, lack of value in contents, and difficulties to participate. Independent variables: sociodemographical, academic and lifestyle. On-line questionnaires were sent through e-mail to all enrolled students; said questionnaires included the Academic Stressor Scale for Evaluation of Academic Stressors in University Students. Descriptive and bivariate analyses were conducted (Square Chi and Student’s t).  Results: the final sample consisted of 86 students (overall response rate: 21.4%). The overall mean score for the questionnaire was 2.68 out of 5. Statistically significant differences were found between the overall mean score of the questionnaire and the access mode (p= 0.030) as well as with the academic term (p= 0.031). Conclusions: even though a moderate level of impact by stressors was shown, the students considered that the most harmful stressor for their health was “methodological deficiencies by the teaching staff”.

Keywords:

Academic setting; Nursing students; psychological adaptation; universities; academic stressorstransversal descriptive.

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Título:

Prevalencia de estresores académicos en estudiantes de Grado en Enfermería