A Study on Relationship among Positive Psychological Capital, Physical Health Status, Depression, Interpersonal Relationship and Learning Flow in Nursing Students

간호대학생의 긍정심리자본과 신체적 건강상태, 우울, 대인관계 및 학습몰입의 관련성 연구

  • Kim, Dong-Ok (Department of Nursing, Gyeongbuk College of Health) ;
  • Lee, Hae Jin (Department of Nursing, Gyeongbuk College of Health) ;
  • Lee, A Yeong (Seoul Metropolitan Children's Hospital)
  • 김동옥 (경북보건대학교 간호학부) ;
  • 이혜진 (경북보건대학교 간호학부) ;
  • 이아영 (서울특별시 어린이병원)
  • Received : 2019.10.21
  • Accepted : 2020.01.20
  • Published : 2020.01.28


This study is a descriptive study designed to identify the relationships among positive psychological capital, physical health status, depression, interpersonal relationship and learning flow. The subjects were 181 nursing students and the data collection was from May 8 to June 20, 2019. Data analysis methods were descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression, using the SPSS 22.0 program. Positive psychological capital showed statistical differences according to age, grade, motive for major choice, major satisfaction and subjective health status. Positive psychological capital was correlated with depression(r=-.454, p<.001), interpersonal relationship(r=.611, p<.001) and learning flow(r=.452, p<.001). The factors affecting learning flow were positive psychological capital(β=.414, p<.001), major satisfaction(β=.177, p=.014), and grade(β=-.150, p=.026), which explained 24.4% of the variance. Therefore, it is necessary to develop and apply educational programs that can promote positive psychological capital in nursing students.


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