Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Research Article

Determining the Stress Sources of Nursing Students


Düzce Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Düzce, Türkiye

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 10-17
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.68878
Read: 1942 Downloads: 610 Published: 31 March 2021

Background: This study was conducted to determine the nursing students’ stressors. 

Methods: This descriptive study was carried out between March-April 2018 with 565 volunteer students out of 768 nursing students. The data was gathered by the researchers using Personal Information Form and The Stressors in Students Scale. In the analysis of data descriptive statistical methods, Mann Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis, independent groups t test and ANOVA test were used. 

Results: It was found in this study that 75.0% of nursing students are women, 49.0% are between ages 17-20, 26.4% are in their 3rd year, mothers of 54.2% are primary school graduates, and 75.2% are living in dormitories. The overall score students got from The Stressors in Students Scale was determined to be 37.00 ± 7. 91. It was detected that the scores of The Stressors in Students Scale and dimension scores of the scale differed in accordance with the year the students were studying in, whether they wanted the nursing department or not, and their mothers’ educational status (P < .05).

Conclusion: It has been determined that the stressors of nursing students are at a medium level and the situations that cause stress in students are mostly due to education. From this point of view, it is suggested that the nursing curriculum should include training for coping and stress management of students.

Demiray A, Keskin Kızıltepe S, Açıl A, İlaslan N. Determining the Stress Sources of Nursing Students. J Educ Res Nurs. 2021;18(1):10-17.

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