Stress among nursing undergraduate students of a Brazilian public university

  • Verusca Soares de Souza Registered Nurse, Doctoral Candidate. Professor, State University of Paraná -UNESPAR- Paranavaí Campus/Paraná, Brazil. email: veruscasoares@gmail.com
  • Maria Antonia Ramos Costa Registered Nurse, Ph.D. Professor, UNESPAR- Paranavaí Campus/Paraná, Brazil. email: enfunespar1982@hotmail.com
  • Anderson Carlos Rodrigues Registered Nurse. UNESPAR- Paranavaí Campus/Paraná, Brazil. email: andersonkarloss@hotmail.com
  • Jéssica de Freitas Bevilaqua Registered Nurse. UNESPAR- Paranavaí Campus/Paraná, Brazil. email: jessikdefreitas@hotmail.com
  • Kelly Cristina Inoue Registered Nurse, Ph.D. Professor, Inga Faculty, University Hospital of Maringá/Paraná, Brazil. email: kellyelais@hotmail.com
  • João Lucas Campos de Oliveira Registered Nurse, Doctoral Candidate. Professor, State University of West Paraná, Cascavel/Paraná, Brazil. email: joao-lucascampos@hotmail.com
  • Laura Misue Matsuda Registered Nurse, Ph.D. Professor, State University of Maringa, Paraná, Brazil. email: lauramisuem@gmail.com
Keywords: Stress, psychological, students, nursing, mental health, education, higher.

Abstract

Objective. To determine the level of stress among students of an undergraduate course in nursing of a Brazilian public university.

Methods. Cross-sectional study involving 111 students who responded to the 30 item questionnaire of Costa and Polak for the Assessment of Stress among Nursing Students, with Likert type response options of 0-3 (0 = I have not experienced the situation; 1 = I do not feel stressed with the situation; 2 = I feel a little stressed with the situation, and 3 = I feel very stressed with the situation).

Results. Participants were predominantly single (82.9%), female (83.8%), young adults (mean 23.3 years) and performing some kind of paid work (76.6%). The main stressors were related to the lack of time for: leisure activities (2.6); spending time with family members (2.5) and; completion of extracurricular activities (2.3). The highest levels of stress among students were found in the domains of professional training (52.2%), professional communication (33.3%) and time management (32.4%).

Conclusion. The majority of the students presented low levels of stress in the general activities of the course, however, the activities related to time management, especially time for academic activities and social and family life, were identified as permanent stress factors during the graduation course.

 

How to cite this article: Souza VS, Costa MAR, Rodrigues AC, Bevilaqua JF, Inoue KC, Oliveira JLC, et al. Stress among nursing undergraduate students of a Brazilian public university. Invest. Educ. Enferm. 2016; 34(3): 518-527.

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Published
2016-10-21
How to Cite
Soares de Souza, V., Ramos Costa, M. A., Rodrigues, A. C., de Freitas Bevilaqua, J., Inoue, K. C., Campos de Oliveira, J. L., & Misue Matsuda, L. (2016). Stress among nursing undergraduate students of a Brazilian public university. Investigación Y Educación En Enfermería, 34(3). Retrieved from https://revistas.udea.edu.co/index.php/iee/article/view/325707
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ORIGINAL ARTICLES / ARTÍCULOS ORIGINALES / ARTIGOS ORIGINAIS