Perceived Stress and Its Associated Factors Among Nursing Students Regarding Clinical Learning Environment

  • Binita Adhikari School of Health and Allied Sciences, Pokhara University, Kaski, Nepal
  • Jenny Ojha School of Health and Allied Sciences, Pokhara University, Kaski, Nepal
Keywords: Nursing students, perceived stress, clinical learning environment, associated factors

Abstract

Introduction: Stress is a state of mental or emotional strain resulting from demanding circumstances. This study aims to assess the perceived stress and its associated factors among nursing students regarding clinical learning environment.

Methods: A cross-sectional study was conducted among 172 Proficiency Certificate Level nursing students of second year. The respondents were selected using lottery method and information collected using the semi-structured selfadministered questionnaire. Descriptive and inferential statistics with Chi-square test were performed.

Results: The mean age of the respondents was 18.17±0.612. The study revealed that more than half (54.7%) students had Moderate stress, 41.3% had Mild and 4.0% had Severe stress regarding clinical learning environment. The clinical learning environment related factors such as: using or handling unfamiliar equipment (χ 2 =7.646,df=1, p=0.006), Interpersonal relationship with clinical supervisor (χ2 =7.516,df=1,p=0.006) were significantly associated with perceived
stress regarding clinical learning environment.

Conclusions: The study revealed that more than half (54.7%) students had Moderate stress, 41.3% had Mild and 4.0% had Severe stress regarding clinical learning environment.

Published
2019-12-31
How to Cite
Adhikari, B., & Ojha, J. (2019). Perceived Stress and Its Associated Factors Among Nursing Students Regarding Clinical Learning Environment . Journal of Health and Allied Sciences, 9(2), 19-23. https://doi.org/10.37107/jhas.122