Daily Hassles, Self-Efficacy, and Stress Responses of Adult Learners of Distance Education in Digital Convergence Era -Based on RN-BSN Students

디지털 융복합시대 원격대학 성인학습자의 일상생활스트레스, 자기효능감 및 스트레스반응 -간호학사 특별편입과정 학생을 중심으로

  • 박영숙 (한국방송통신대학 간호학과) ;
  • 김정희 (제주대학교 간호대학)
  • Received : 2015.07.08
  • Accepted : 2015.09.20
  • Published : 2015.09.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationships among daily hassles, self-efficacy, and stress responses of RN-BSN (Registered Nurses-Bachelor of Science in Nursing) students in juggling both their jobs and learning as an adult learner of distance education in digital convergence era. The data were collected by a questionnaire from 229 nurses in a RN-BSN course of an open university from October to November, 2013. The mean score of facing task dimension was much higher than the interpersonal dimension score among daily hassles. The academic problem of the facing task and the family relationship of the interpersonal were the highest respectively. The mean score of self-efficacy was slightly higher than the median. Multiple regression showed that perceived health status, workload, occupation satisfaction, and values problem of daily hassles explained 44.2% of stress reponses and values problem was the main factor influencing stress responses. The distance education policies and strategies were required to manage their stress for the adult learners of distance education in digital convergence era.


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