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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(2):312-322.
Published online August 31, 2012.
Developing a Prediction Model regarding Adjustment of Nursing Students to College Life
Kim, Eun-A;Jang, Keum-Seong;
1Department of Nursing, Chonnam Techno University
2College of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Chonnam Research Institute of Nursing Science
간호대학생의 대학생활적응 예측모형 구축
김은아, 장금성
1전남과학대학교 간호학과
2전남대학교 간호대학, 전남대학교 간호과학연구소
Objectives: The purpose of this study was to investigate the factors related to adjustment of college for nursing students and to develop a collective model for successful prediction and concrete paths of the factors. Methods: Data collection was conducted from May 19th 2010 to Jun 4th 2010. Five hundred thirty-one questionnaires were used for data analysis after distributing 560 sheets to senior students in 8 different locations. Data was analyzed with SPSS 18.0 Win program and AMOS 18.0. Results: Mother attachment does not have a direct effect on adjustment to college life but does effect psychological well-being and coping, which indirect adjustment to college life. In addition, the more psychological well-being and coping usage frequency, and the less stress of clinical practice, the higher score of adjustment to college life. According to the results, explanatory power of the model for the college nursing students' adjustment was 62.0%. Conclusions: To improve adjustment to college life, it is recommended to have a direct method of developing psychological well-being and coping improvement program to improve mother attachment. The research is meaningful in a sense that it explains the cause and effect relationship between adjustment to college life and relevant variables to predict comprehensive dimensional explanation of adjustment of college life for nursing students.
Key Words: Nursing students, Adjustment

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