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Park and Lee: Influence of Ego-resilience and Stress Coping Styles on College Adaptation in Nursing Students



The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of ego-resilience and stress coping styles on college adaptation in nursing students.


The sample for this study consisted of 1st and 2nd year students from 3 colleges of nursing, one each, in Jeolla, Chungcheong, and Gyeongsang Provinces. The data were collected from November 5 to 22, 2010. The data were analyzed using t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlation and multiple regression with SPSS 18.0.


A positive correlation was found for college adaptation with stress coping styles and ego-resilience. The strongest predictor of college adaptation was an optimistic attitude. In addition optimistic attitude, satisfaction with nursing as a major, confidence, academic scores, age, emotional control, and gender accounted for 63.3% of variance in college adaptation.


The results of this study suggest that development of stress coping and ego-resilience in nursing students is important to college adaptation. Further research in improving ego-resilience and stress coping is warranted.

Figures and Tables

Table 1
General characteristics of participants (N=554)
Table 2
Degree of stress coping styles, ego-resilience, and SACQ scores (N=554)

SACQ: Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire

Table 3
Stress coping styles according to general characteristics (N=554)
Table 4
Ego-resilience according to general characteristics (N=554)
Table 5
SACQ according to general characteristics (N=554)

SACQ: Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire

Table 6
Correlations of stress coping, ego-resilience and SACQ (N=554)

SACQ: Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire

Table 7
Influencing factors to SACQ (N=554)

SACQ: Student Adaptation to College Questionnaire


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