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Relationship between Coping Style with Stress and the Levels of Perceived Social Support among Nursing Students


Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversiteli Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü


Hemşire, İstanbul Bilgi Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü


Hemşire, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Eğitim Araştırma Hastanesi

Arch Health Sci Res 2019; 6: 74-83
DOI: 10.17681/hsp.466581
Read: 2513 Downloads: 908 Published: 11 November 2019

Aim: The purpose of this study is to investigate the relationship between coping style with stress and the levels of perceived social support among nursing students.

Methods: The study sample included 202 nursing students studying in the nursing department of a university’s Faculty of Health Sciences. Any specific sampling method was not determined and only the voluntary students was enrolled in the study. Data for the study were collected using a personal information form, the Scale of Perceived Social Support, Stress-Coping Style Scale (SCSS). Percentage, arithmetic average and standard deviation, variance analysis, Kruskal Wallis, Mann Whitney U and Pearson correlation analysis are used in data evaluation.

Results: This study confirmed that the students Stres Coping Style Scala average total score is 73.09±10.48. According to the stres coping style scale, the highest average scores were generated in the subscale of self confident (20.39±4.33) while the lowest average was found in the subscale of helpless styles (16.53±5.20). Nursing students’ perceived social support point average was found to be 124.77±13.26. Subscale mean scores of the scale of perceived social support are as follows: Perceived support family (54.77±5.32), perceived support teachers (26.28±4.06) It was found that there was a positive and significant relationship between the level of family and friend support and the level of self-confident (r=.194 p<0.01; r=.247 p<0.01 respectively), and optimistic approach(r=.211 p<0.01; r=.248 p<0.01 respectively).

Conclusion: It is thought that the development of the social support perceptions of students during their education will contribute to the effective ways of coping with stress. 

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