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Yang and Moon: Relationship of Self-leadership, Stress and Satisfaction in Clinical Practice of Nursing Students

Abstract

Purpose

In this study, the relationship between self-leadership, stress, and satisfaction among nursing students in clinical practice was examined.

Method

The participants were 273 nursing students. Data collected from September to December 2010 were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression.

Results

The mean scores for self-leadership (3.72±.41), stress (3.45±.59), and satisfaction (3.11±.38) in clinical practice were above average. Self-leadership was significantly different according to year, interpersonal relationships, and satisfaction with nursing as a major. Stress in clinical practice was significantly different according to gender, year, and health status. Satisfaction in clinical practice was significantly different according to year, interpersonal relationships, and satisfaction with nursing as a major. Significant correlations were found between self-leadership and satisfaction in clinical practice, and stress and satisfaction in clinical practice. Year, self-leadership, interpersonal relationships, and stress in clinical practice were factors influencing satisfaction in clinical practice (20.0%).

Conclusion

These findings indicate that there is a need to improve self-leadership, and to lessen stress in clinical practice to improve nursing students' satisfaction with clinical practice. The above-mentioned results should be reflected in the development of effective teaching methods for clinical practice.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
General characteristics of participants (N=273)
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Table 2
Degree of self-leadership, stress and satisfaction in clinical practice (N=273)
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Table 3
Differences in self-leadership, stress and satisfaction in clinical practice according to general characteristics (N=273)
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*ICP in clinical practice

Table 4
Correlation among the self-leadership, stress and satisfaction in clinical practice (N=273)
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Table 5
Variables influencing satisfaction in clinical practice (N=273)
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