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Determination of Anxiety Level and Psychological Well-being of Undergraduate Nursing Students during COVID-19 Pandemic [J Educ Res Nurs]
J Educ Res Nurs. 2023; 20(4): 367-373 | DOI: 10.14744/jern.2023.22395

Determination of Anxiety Level and Psychological Well-being of Undergraduate Nursing Students during COVID-19 Pandemic

Igho Oluku1, Ayşegül Savaşan2
1Department of Public Health Nursing, Near East University, Nicosia, North Cyprus
2Department of Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing, Near East University, Nicosia, North Cyprus

Background: The COVID-19 pandemic has brought further attention to the importance of psychological wellness in the human population, as an essential domain in our general well-being.

Aim: This study investigates the anxiety levels and psychological well-being of nursing students during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Methods: This descriptive study was conducted with 206 undergraduate nursing students. The questionnaire including demographic information, Coronavirus Anxiety Scale, and WHO-5 Well-being Index was applied. Data were collected using the Google Surveys application in May 2021. Mann–Whitney-U, Kruskal–Wallis tests, and Pearson correlation analysis were used in the analysis of the data.

Results: The majority of students were female (53.4%) and in the 23–25 years age group (48.1%). The mean coronavirus anxiety score of the students was 3.21 ± 3.09, while the mean WHO-5 well-being score of the students was 11.49 ± 4.51. A moderate and negative correlation was found between the anxiety level and the psychological well-being of nursing students.

Conclusion: Nursing students had no dysfunctional coronavirus anxiety. Due to the suboptimal psychological well-being of the students, nursing students were at risk for depression. The findings of this study provide information to lecturers and administrators related to nursing students’ anxiety and psychological well-being in the pandemic.

Keywords: Anxiety, COVID-19, nursing students, pandemics, psychological well-being

Igho Oluku, Ayşegül Savaşan. Determination of Anxiety Level and Psychological Well-being of Undergraduate Nursing Students during COVID-19 Pandemic. J Educ Res Nurs. 2023; 20(4): 367-373

Corresponding Author: Ayşegül Savaşan
Manuscript Language: English


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