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


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.

본 연구는 참여적 질적 연구방법인 포토보이스 조사방법을 활용하여 대학생들의 스트레스를 탐색하는 것이다. J시에 소재한 대학생을 대상으로 6회기에 걸쳐 교육, 자료수집, 자료 분석 순으로 진행되었다. 분석결과는 1) 스트레스의 의미-내 머리 속의 거미줄, 끝이 없는 통로 손을 가만두지 못하는 불안, 언제 터질지 모르는 시한폭탄 2) 스트레스의 원인-인생은 성적순이 아니잖아요, 경제적 어려움, 취업의 막막함, 시간 관리의 어려움 3)스트레스의 대처전략-편하게 웃을 수 있는 친구, 음식은 넣고 스트레스는 빼고, 일상에서 벗어나자, 긍정적인 마음으로 심신안정 으로 범주화되었다. 분석된 연구결과를 바탕으로 대학생들의 스트레스의 원인과 대처방안을 심층적으로 이해하며, 스트레스에 대한 대학사회의 제언과 한계, 포토보이스 활용 방안의 교육적 시사점을 제시하였다.


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