International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)

International Journal of Science and Research (IJSR)
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Research Paper | Nursing | India | Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023


A Descriptive Study to Assess the Causes of Stress and Coping Strategies used by the Newly Admitted Basic B. Sc. Nursing Students

Diksha Sharma [2]


Abstract: A descriptive study was conducted in nursing college jammu to assess the causes of stress and the ways of coping with stress. Total Forty Three Basic B. Sc Nursing 1st year students were selected purposely for collection of data. The questionnaire consisted of two parts of checklist, 1st part is for causes of stress and 2nd part is the coping strategies. Result revealed that 21 (48.83%) students were having the mild stress and 5 (11.62%) were having moderate stress. Academic stress ranked highest among the stresses perceived by the nursing students. Factors of little concern were financial area which was perceived as least stressful. Most of the nursing students, perceived "difficulty in participation in social life because of long college hours," as most stressful followed by "shortage of time for self study" and "problems in getting log book completed." Majority of the subject tend to use more of healthy coping strategies as compared to negative or unhealthy ones. " Positive thinking" and listening to music/radio were used frequently.


Keywords: Stress, coping strategies, newly admitted nursing students


Edition: Volume 12 Issue 1, January 2023,


Pages: 146 - 147


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