Relationship Between Perceived Stress, Psychological Wellbeing And Emotional Competence Among Baccalaureate Nursing Students: An Egyptian Sample | 108050
Journal of Community & Public Health Nursing
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Nursing education is acknowledged as one of the stressful and
emotionally demanding profession. Stress among nursing students
is an inevitable issue that might lead to poor psychological wellbeing.
Having a good emotional competence helps university nursing students
to decrease their stress and enhance their psychological well-being. This
study was aimed to determine the relationship between the perceived stress,
psychological wellbeing and emotional competence among baccalaureate
nursing students. A descriptive correlational research design was used in
this study. Baccalaureate nursing students who were enrolled at psychiatric
nursing and mental health course and accept to participate in the study
were the study subjects. Their number amounted 135 students, four tools
were used namely; bio-socio demographic data structured interview
schedule, Ryff???s psychological wellbeing (RPWB) scale, the emotional skills/
competence questionnaire and perceived stress scale (PSS). The results of
this study revealed that there is a positive significant relation between the
students??? psychological well-being and their emotional competence also, a
negative significant relation between them and students??? perceived stress.
It can be concluded that more than half of the studied nursing students
had very high level of perceived stress and demonstrated a moderate degree
of emotional skills/competence In addition; the purpose in life, positive
relations, and personal growth of psychological well-being obtained the
highest mean score. Implementation of emotional hygiene program, to
teach the nursing students to care for their own emotions and didn???t leave
them injured or untreated is recommended.
Heba Shafik has completed her PhD from Alexandria University. She is the Director of Student Counselling Center in the Faculty of Nursing at Damanhour University. Now she is the Chairperson of Faculty Enhancement Unit of the Nursing Department of King Saud bin Abdulaziz University for Health Sciences Al Ahsa, Saudi Arabia. She has published many papers and she is interested in Psychiatric and Gerontological Nursing fields.