The Effect of Horticultural Activities Program on Emotional Intelligence and Stress Coping in Nursing College Student

원예활동프로그램이 간호대학생의 정서지능과 스트레스 대처에 미치는 효과

  • 양경미 (전남대학교 간호과학연구소) ;
  • 박현정 (광주대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2017.12.13
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


The purpose of this study was to verify the effectiveness of horticultural activities program for 4th grade nursing students' emotional intelligence and stress coping. The study method was a non-equivalent control group pretest-posttest design. Participants were recruited with 4th grade nursing students from two nursing colleges. They were assigned to the experimental group (n=29) or the control group (n=30) using a computerized blocked randomization. Horticultural activities program was consisted of 10 sessions which were 2 times a week for 80 mins at each session during 5 weeks. Pretest and posttest were used to measure emotional intelligence and stress coping using the same structured questionnaires. Data was analyzed using frequency analysis, descriptive statistics, ${\chi}^2-test$, t-test, Fisher's exact test, Kolmogorov-Smirnov, independent t-test and paired t-test. The result showed a significant difference that the experimental group's emotional intelligence(t=-3.33, p=.002) and stress coping(t=-2.35, p=.023) score was higher than the control group's. The results of this study suggests that the horticultural activities program is effective in terms of emotional intelligence and stress coping for $4^{th}$ grade nursing students.


Supported by : Gwangju University


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