The Relationships among Freshman Nursing Students' Academic Stress, Depression, and Physical Activity

간호대학 신입생의 학업 스트레스, 우울 및 신체활동의 관계

  • 조옥희 (공주대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 황경혜 (수원과학대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 박혜서 (제주한라대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2015.06.29
  • Accepted : 2015.08.04
  • Published : 2015.08.31


Purpose: This study was conducted to understand the relationships among freshman nursing students' academic stress, depression, and physical activity. Methods: In this descriptive study, Freshman students sampled from 4 nursing colleges were surveyed using a structured questionnaire on academic stress, depression and physical activity during the period from May to June, 2015. Results: A positive correlation was observed between academic stress and depression, but no correlation was found with physical activity. Of the subjects, 24.3% had a moderate or severe level of depression. Depression and physical activity were different according to exercise. Conclusion: The results of this study show the importance of reducing academic stress and depression for freshman nursing students. Thus, it is necessary to develop and apply depression prevention education programs to reduce academic stress and depression so that freshman nursing students lead to a healthy campus life.



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