Influence of Nursing Students' Stress and Self Esteem on Subjective Happiness

간호학생의 스트레스, 자아존중감이 주관적 행복감에 미치는 영향

  • Park, Mi-Sook (Department of Nursing, Korea National University of Transportation)
  • 박미숙 (한국교통대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.03.09
  • Accepted : 2018.04.06
  • Published : 2018.04.30


This study was conducted to identify factors influencing subjective happiness among nursing students. Participants consisted of 147 nursing students who were in the third and fourth years at two universities located in the Chungbuk and Kyungbuk provinces. Data were collected using questionnaires that looked at college-based stress, clinical-based stress, self-esteem, and subjective happiness from September 26 to October 29, 2016. Collected data were analyzed using the SPSS 22.0 statistics program with descriptive statistics, an independent t-test, analysis of variance (ANOVA), Scheffe's test, and hierarchical regression. The mean score for subjective happiness was 19.91 (range: 4 to 28). The mean for college-based stress was 2.92, and clinical-based stress was 2.61 (range: 1 to 5). The mean for self-esteem was 29.74 (range: 10 to 40). The significant predictors of subjective happiness in nursing students were self-esteem (p<.001), economic status (p=.002), interpersonal relationships (p=.001), and satisfaction with their major (p=.003). The explanatory power of variance was 68%, with self-esteem serving as the major predictor variable for subjective happiness. Therefore, we need various strategies that can enhance self-esteem, satisfaction with the major, and interpersonal relationships in order to improve nursing students' subjective happiness.


Clinical Based Stress;College Based Stress;Nursing Students;Self Esteem;Subjective Happiness


Supported by : 한국교통대학교


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