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An Exploatory Study about Stress Coping Strategy of University Student: Utilizing Photovoice Methodology

포토보이스 조사방법을 활용한 대학생의 스트레스 대처전략 탐색적 연구

  • Jeong, Ji-Na (Dept. of Health Management, Jeongju University)
  • 정지나 (전주대학교 보건관리학과)
  • Received : 2018.09.14
  • Accepted : 2018.10.20
  • Published : 2018.10.28

Abstract

The current study uses photovoice, a participatory and quantitative method of research, to understand the stress in the youth through the experiences of university students. The study was conducted in the order of education, data collection, data analysis for six session college students in J city. The results was largely categorized into three themes as follows. Firstly, as sub-themes of meaning of stress, there were 'Spider web that clogs the head', 'Seemingly endless passage', 'Anxiety that keeps hands fidgeting', Secondly, factors of stress, there were 'Life does not depend on the class rank', Financial hardships,' Frustrated with getting a job', 'Difficulty in time management', Thirdly, how to cope with stress, there were 'A friend you can freely talk to and laugh with', 'Grab some food and release some stress', 'Get away from daily life', Positive thinking relaxes body and spirit'. Based 0n the analyzed results, we can understand the causes and coping strategies of college students in depth, suggested the practical suggestions and limitation of college society about stress and the educational implication of utilizing photovoice.

Keywords

Photovoice;Exploatory Study;Stress;Stress coping strategy;University students

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