Comparison of Academic Stress among I year B.Sc Nursing and I Year B.Ed Students

 

Mrs. Shaiji M J1, Ms. Deepti Khetwal2, Ms. Diksha Kamboj2, Ms. Divya Sanga2,

Mrs. Jyoti Kamboj2, Mr. Mukesh Kumar2, Mrs. Mujassim Jahan2,

Ms. Neelam Goswami2, Ms. Neha Pandey2, Ms. Nisha Ghaloth2, Ms. Nisha Parveen2, Mr. Pradeep Kumar2, Ms. Rashmi Pawar2, Ms. Supriya Arya2, Ms. Varsha Mishra2, Ms. Nikita Chand2

1Assistant Professor, Droan College of Nursing, Vill and Post, Khanpur Purab, Dineshpur Road,

Rudrapur-26315, Uttarakhand 263153

2B Sc Nursing, Droan College of Nursing, Vill and Post, Khanpur Purab, Dineshpur Road, Rudrapur-263153, Uttarakhand 263153

*Corresponding Author E-mail: shaijibijoy@gmail.com

 

ABSTRACT:

The present study was conducted to compare academic stress among 1year B.Sc. nursing and I year B.Ed. students in Rudrapur district. The study compared the academic stress and examined the association between the academic stress with selected demographic variables. Methodology: Quantitative approach was used for study and non experimental descriptive comparative research design was selected. Fifty samples were selected by using non probability purposive sampling technique for the study. In that 25 samples from 1year B.Sc. nursing and 25 samples from 1year B.Ed. were selected. The data was collected by using structured questionnaire to assess socio demographic data and modified academic stress scale was used to assess the academic stress. Result and Conclusion: The result reveled that I year B.Sc nursing students having more academic stress than 1 year B.Ed. students (t (48)=2.09, p<0.05). There is a significant association between academic stress and age and there is no significant association between research variables and other selected demographic variables.

 

KEYWORDS: Academic stress.

 

 


INTRODUCTION:

Feeling of stress and anxiety are the part of life. Some levels of stress can be good for us, as the right kind of stress encourages us towards change and growth. However, when stress and anxiety exist for an extended period of time, they can become a burden or even a health risk. For many students, college is a different experience because from school level they are directly transferred to college level.[1]

 

It is a very unfamiliar environment. Everything will be different the people, environment, living condition etc. It is again as a causative factor for stress. Stress is defined as a state of psychological and physiological imbalance resulting from the disparity between situational demand and the individual’s ability and motivation to meet those needs.[2]

 

Statement of the Problem:

A study to compare academic stress among 1year B.Sc. nursing and 1year B.Ed. students of Droan group of colleges in Rudrapur.

 

OBJECTIVES:

·         Assess the academic stress among 1year B.Sc. nursing and 1year B.Ed. students.

·         Compare the academic stress among 1year B.Sc. nursing and 1year B.Ed. students.

·         Find out the association between academic stress of students and selected demographic variables.

 

Operational definitions:

Academic stress refers to physical and mental imbalance perceived by students when their academic requirements, demands and other stressors challenge their ability to cope, as assessed by modified academic stress scale.

 

1year B.Sc. nursing students refers to the students those who are enrolled in the 1year Degree of Bachelor of Science in nursing programme.

 

1year B.Ed. students refers to the students those who are enrolled in the 1year Degree of Bachelor of Education programme.

 

Hypothesis:

H01: There is no significant difference in academic stress among 1 year B.Sc and 1 year B.Ed students.

H02: There is no significant association between academic stress and selected demographic variables.

 

METHODOLOGY:

A quantitative approach, non experimental descriptive comparative research design was chosen for this study. The study was conducted at Droan group of colleges, Rudrapur Uttarakhand. Fifty samples selected for this study by using non-probability purposive sampling technique. After getting consent from each sample the academic stress was assessed by using modified academic stress scale.

 

RESULTS AND DISCUSSION:

Table 1: Frequency and percentage distribution of sample based on age, gender, marital status, residence and financial status.

Demographic variables

1 year B.Sc Nursing

1 year B.Ed

F

%

F

%

Age in year

17-20

24

96

0

0

21-25

1

4

22

88

26-30

0

0

3

12

Gender

Male

4

16

3

12

Female

21

84

22

88

Marital status

Single

25

100

14

56

Married

0

0

11

44

Residence

Hostellers

16

64

0

0

Day scholars

9

36

25

100

Financial status

High class

3

12

3

12

Middle class

22

88

22

88

 

Figure 1: distribution of I year B Sc nursing and I year B Ed students based on level of academic stress.

 

Figure1 depicts that among 1year B.S c nursing 25 (100%) students are having moderate level of academic stress. In 1year B.E d 9 (36%) students are having moderate level of academic stress and 16 (64%) students are having mild level of academic stress

 

Table 2: Comparison of academic stress among 1year B. Sc nursing and 1year B. Ed (n= 50)

Group

Mean

SD

t value

p value

95%CI

1year B Sc nursing

57.16

28.88

2.09

0.00*

(45.24-69.08)

1year B. Ed

23.64

14.37

(17.71,29.57)

*significance at 0.05 level

 

Table 2 depicts that the mean academic stress score (57.16) of students of 1year B.S c nursing is significantly greater than the mean academic stress score (23.64) of students of 1year B.E d, t (48) = 2.09, p<0.05). Hence it is evident that majority of the students among 1year B.S c nursing are having more academic stress than students of 1year B.Ed.

 

Table 3: Association of academic stress with age, gender, marital status. residence and financial status. (n=50)

Variables

Academic stress

df

Chi square

p value

Mild

Moderate

Age (in years)

17-20

0

24

2

 

15.35

 

0.00*

21-25

15

8

26-30

1

2

Gender

Male

3

3

1

0.99

0.31

Female

13

31

Marital Status

Single

15

25

Married

1

9

1

2.48

0.11

Residence

Hosteller

0

13

1

1.66

0.19

Day scholar

16

21

Financial status of family

High class

3

3

1

 

1.00

 

0.31

Middle class

13

31

*significance at 0.05 level

 

There is a significant association between academic stress and age and there is no significant association between academic stress with other selected demographic variables.

 

CONCLUSION:

The study concluded that 1year B.Sc. nursing students have moderate level of academic stress and I year B.Ed. students had mild level of academic stress. So it is evident that BSc Nursing students having more stress compare to B E d students. There is a significant association between the academic stress and age.

 

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Received on 18.07.2019          Modified on 20.08.2019

Accepted on 17.09.2019     © A&V Publications all right reserved

Int. J. Nur. Edu. and Research. 2019; 7(4): 529-531.

DOI: 10.5958/2454-2660.2019.00116.9