The Factors Influencing Employment Stress of Nursing Students

간호대학생의 취업스트레스에 미치는 영향요인

  • Received : 2015.06.08
  • Accepted : 2015.12.20
  • Published : 2016.02.29


The purpose of this study was to analyze the relationship between general characteristics, clinical practice stress, major satisfaction and employment stress, and check the effect on employment stress in order to provide baseline data of reduced amount of stress from nursing undergraduates. Methods: The cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. We selected 388 nursing undergraduate students from nursing college located in Daejeon, Jinju, Naju city by convenience random sampling and analyzed the data using SPSS 22.0 program. Results and Conclusion: Factors that effects on employment stress was clinical practice stress, major satisfaction and family economic status, and the explanatory power was 23.8%. The results show the need for development of pre-clinical practice adaptation education program and applying it for nursing students to reduce the clinical practice stress. Also, development of counseling program is needed, since nursing has higher employment rate compare to other major however it is difficult to get a job at wanted hospital, moreover there are students who are pressured from license examination.


Clinical practice stress;Major satisfaction;Employment stress


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