The Effects of Grit and Stress on Nursing Student's Adjustment to College Life

간호대학생의 그릿(Grit)과 스트레스가 대학생활 적응에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2017.12.26
  • Accepted : 2018.02.20
  • Published : 2018.02.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the relationship between Grit and stress and college adjustment of nursing college students and to confirm the effect of nursing students' adaptation to college life. The study subjects were 145 students who agreed to participate in this study after completing at least one semester of clinical practice. The collected data were analyzed by SPSS 23.0 program using descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation, Multiple regression analysis. There was a significant positive correlation between college life adaptation and grit (r=.17, p=.047) and a negative correlation between stress and university life (r=-.31, p<.001). Grit and stress had an explanatory power of 11.2% on adaptation to college life(F=9.98, p<.001). The results of this study suggest that it is necessary to improve nursing students' Grit level and to develop effective stress management programs for their adaptation to college life.


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