Volume 4, Issue 3, June 2015, Page: 116-124
Psychosocial and Educational Problems for Undergraduate University Nursing Students
Hanan Ebrahim Abd El Aziz Rady, Mental Health Nursing Department, Faculty of Nursing, Cairo University, Faculty of Nursing, Hail University KSA, Cairo, Egypt
Lamiaa Ahmed El-Sayed, Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Ain-Shams University, Faculty of Nursing, Umm Al-Qura University KSA, Cairo, Egypt
Received: Apr. 15, 2015;       Accepted: Apr. 27, 2015;       Published: May 11, 2015
DOI: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150403.15      View  6544      Downloads  225
Abstract
University students face numerous stressors in addition to academic demands that contribute to the development of mental health problems. These include developmental challenges, increased freedoms, decision making, challenging family beliefs by engaging in risky behaviors', or pressure to do well. Aim The study aimed to determine psychosocial and educational problems for undergraduate university students design, A descriptive exploratory design was utilized in this study, Setting The study was carried out for undergraduate nursing students at faculty of nursing. Cairo university. Subject: A convenient sample composed of 240 undergraduate students. Instruments: first structured questionnaire include Socio-demographic characteristics including students age, sex, academic year. Second, Kessler Psychological Distress Scale It was used to measure of students distress social, psychological and educational problems. Results: It was revealed that females are more likely to have higher level of psychological distress than male students, there was statistically significant difference between level of psychological distress and gender conclusion: undergraduate nursing students have educational, social problems and psychological distress in addition a lot of psychosocial problems as anxiety, depression, academic problems. Recommendations: Particular attention must be given to barriers which prevent faculty nursing students from educational achievement and early interventions to prevent the development of psychological problems for university students.
Keywords
University Nursing Students, Psychosocial Problems, Educational Problem
To cite this article
Hanan Ebrahim Abd El Aziz Rady, Lamiaa Ahmed El-Sayed, Psychosocial and Educational Problems for Undergraduate University Nursing Students, Psychology and Behavioral Sciences. Vol. 4, No. 3, 2015, pp. 116-124. doi: 10.11648/j.pbs.20150403.15
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