The Effect of Mindfulness-based Cognitive Therapy Program on Stress, Self-esteem and Depression of Nursing Students

마음챙김기반 인지치료(MBCT) 프로그램이 간호대학생의 스트레스, 자아존중감 및 우울에 미치는 영향

Choi, Yun Sook;Kim, Myung Ah

  • Received : 2018.11.27
  • Accepted : 2019.01.09
  • Published : 2019.02.28


The purpose of this study was to identify the effectiveness of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy(MBCT) program on stress, self-esteem and depression of nursing college students. Thirty-eight students were enrolled by convenience sampling in this study and allocated to control (n=20) and experimental group (n=18). In the intervention group, Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy program was applied over 8 sessions, while the control group received material of MBCT program. The data were analyzed using the Independent t- test, Chi-square test and Fisher's exact test. There was significant difference in stress and depression between the groups, but the self-esteem did not show any significant effect. The results showed that MBCT program is effective to regulate stress and depression of nursing college students and a further study is needed to explore the effect of MBCT program on stress and depression of nursing college students.


Nursing Student;MBCT;Stress;Self-esteem;Depression