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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(1):5-13.
Published online December 31, 2011.
Factors Affecting Adaptation to School Life of Freshmen Enrolled in Nursing at a Junior College
Yang, Kyung-Hee;Lee, Jeong-Ran;Park, Boc-Nam;
1Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University
2Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University
3Department of Medical Information System, Youngin Songdam College
간호대학 신입생의 학교적응에 영향을 미치는 요인
양경희, 이정란, 박복남
1원광보건대학교 간호학과
2원광보건대학교 간호학과
3용인송담대학 의료정보시스템과
The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors affecting adaptation to school life of freshmen enrolled in nursing at a Junior College. Method: The data were collected from questionnaires filled out by 312 nursing students in two schools at J and I city from March 7-11, 2011. Data were analyzed using the SPSS/WIN18 program. Result: Self-esteem and adaptation to school life were higher than previous advanced research showed, self-efficacy was moderate and stress to school life was lower than other studies. School adaptation level was related to satisfaction of friendship, school life and the nursing program. The subjects who have chosen nursing by themselves and male students scored higher in their school adaptation. The greatest factors affecting adaptation to school life were satisfaction of school life and stress respectively. Conclusion: Inpre-admission, enough information about nursing school life through experience of previous students must be given. Then, a school adaptation program which incorporates counseling and mentoring should be provided for supporting understanding of school life.
Key Words: self esteem, self efficacy, stress, school adaptation

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