The Different Stressors Affecting the Usls’ Level 3 Nursing Students’ Academic Performance and Their Coping Mechanisms

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THE DIFFERENT STRESSORS AFFECTING THE USLS’ LEVEL 3 NURSING STUDENTS’ ACADEMIC PERFORMANCE AND THEIR COPING MECHANISMS

Nursing Research Proposal
Presented to
The Faculty
College of Nursing
In Partial Fulfilment
Of the Requirements
In Nursing Research I-RLE
by

BN3D-Group2

Dalumpines, Skaye Delegero, Maricol

Dauz, Shania KerenDel Rio, Rodalyn

Decena, Don VetskyGalve, Mary Therese
February 10, 2012
Table of Contents
CHAPTER 1 INTRODUCTION3
Background of the Study3
Statement of the Problem4
Hypothesis5
Theoretical/Conceptual Framework5
Schematic diagram of the Conceptual Framework6
Scope and limitations of the study6
Significance of the Study8
Definition of Terms9
CHAPTER 2 REVIEW OF RELATED LITERATURE11
Conceptual studies (foreign)11
Conceptual (Local)13
Related Studies (Foreign)14
Related Studies (Local)15
SYNTHESIS16
Chapter 3 METHODOLOGY17
Research Design17
Respondents of the study17
Sampling Design18
The Research Instrument18
Validity of the Instrument18
Data Gathering Procedure19
Statistical Treatment19
References21
APPENDIX A22
APPENDIX B23
APPENDIX C27
APPENDIX D29
APPENDIX F30

CHAPTER 1
INTRODUCTION
Background of the Study

Student nurses are said to be the future nurses of the generation. And so the nursing students are expected to perform well in the clinical set¬-ups and as well as to boost the knowledge in all areas most especially in the classroom where the fundamentals of Nursing, theories and all important practices are being taught. In order to become therapeutic and effective caregiver to the patients and clients, it is important that students are equipped with enough knowledge to perform all therapeutic actions/ interventions for the betterment clients. However, student nurses might have some difficulties that could distract focus on studies. This study will be conducted to determine the different stressors in relation to the academic performance of 3rd year nursing students of batch 2011-2012 of USLS and on how the students cope with stressors. Stress results from the interaction between stressors and the individual’s perception and reaction to those stressors (Romano, 1992). The researchers have chosen this study to determine the different stressors that are being encountered by the 3rd year nursing students that may alter the students’ focus towards studies that can affect the students’ academic performance, given that as evidenced of the decreased interest to studies, the latest result of the Integrated Comprehensive Exam was not that satisfactory according to the Nursing faculty as compared to the previous results. And since stress is common to humankind, the researchers want to find out on how the 3rd year nursing students of USLS cope with the stressors. The amount of stress experienced may be influenced by the individual’s ability to effectively cope with stressful events and situations (D’Zurilla & Sheedy, 1991). Statement of the Problem

The researchers intend to identify the different stressors that affect the academic performance of level three student nurses in the University of St. La Salle academic year 2011-2012. Likewise, the researchers aim to determine the different stressors affect the academic performance of student nurses. In relation to these, the researchers have the following specific questions that will answer the problem. 1.What are the different stressors existing among 3rd year nursing students of USLS? 2.What are the different effects of the stressors to the academic performance of the 3rd year nursing students of USLS? 3.What are the different coping mechanisms employed by the3rd year nursing students of USLS when faced with different stressors are able to use in coping with the different stressors? 4.What is the highest grade of the respondents among all nursing subjects? 5.What is the lowest grade of the respondents among all...
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