Stress intensity of a nursing students regarding to biosocial and academic characteristics - A cross-sectional study

Ana Lucia Siqueira Costa, Laura de Azevedo Guido, Rodrigo Marques da Silva, Luis Felipe Dias Lopes, Fernanda Carneiro Mussi


Background/Objective: Different studies, in national and international context, have linked stress to the academic activities of nursing students. However, investigations relating environmental characteristics in this context were limited. So, we compared stress intensity regarding to biosocial and academic characteristics of nursing students.

Method: It is a quantitative, analytical and cross-sectional study, conducted among 160 students of a Nursing Under-
graduate course from São Paulo. A Form to Biosocial and Academic Characterization and the instrument for the Assessment of Stress among Nursing Students (ASNS) were applied. Data analysis was performed using the Mann-
Whitney test to compare stress intensity by group of students (academic and biosocial data) in each ASNS domain. The significance level used was 5%.

Results: We verified that Time Management represented higher stress to students who use the subway, are not family dependent to maintenance, have work activity, and does not perform sports, neither leisure activities. The Environ-
ment represented higher stress to students who use public transport (train and subway) and does not practice leisure activities. Those who do not perform this activity showed higher stress in Professional Education domain.

Conclusion: The biosocial and academic context observed favors stress occurrence in nursing students. Therefore, we suggest performing studies that help students to choose more effective strategies to deal with stressors in order to live their training period with more satisfaction and less suffering.


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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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