Learning ability and Stress by Character type in Nursing College Students

간호 대학생의 성격유형별 학업능력과 스트레스

  • Cha, Nam-Hyun (Nursing Department, Health Science College, Kangwon University)
  • 차남현 (강원대학교 보건과학대학 간호학과)
  • Received : 2013.08.20
  • Accepted : 2013.12.05
  • Published : 2013.12.31


The aim of this study was to identify the influencing factors and the relationships between the learning ability and stress according to the character type in nursing college students. A total of 209 subjects were selected by convenient sampling. The data was collected using a self-reported questionnaire from November 2 to 20, 2012. The differences in the character type, learning ability and stress according to the general characteristics were as follows. The character type was significantly different according to grade (F=6.551, p<.036). In addition, the learning ability was significantly different according to the grade (F=7.059, p<.001), religion (F=4.651, p<.001), school record (F=7.667, p<.001), economic status (F=7.700, p<.000) and methods of reducing stress (F=2.531, p<.030). Stress was significantly different according to the grade (F=7.414, p<.001), school record (F=4.776, p<.009) and cohabitation (F=9.989, p<.000). A negative correlation was observed between the character type and learning ability, and between learning ability and stress. 8.4% of the variance was observed in character type A, which was explained by the learning ability and stress. These findings may be useful for understanding the learning ability of nursing college students and developing more specific programs regarding personality and stress control.


Life stress;Learning;Nursing;Personality;Students


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