Desafios no ensino de enfermagen, stresse académico dos estudantes em ensino clínico

  1. Lourenço, Alfredo Cruz
Supervised by:
  1. Florencio Vicente Castro Director

Defence university: Universidad de Extremadura

Fecha de defensa: 24 May 2013

  1. Arrigo Pedon Chair
  2. María Isabel Ruiz Fernández Secretary
  3. María Ascensión Antón Nuño Committee member
  4. Fernando Bacaicoa Ganuza Committee member
  5. José Antonio del Barrio del Campo Committee member

Type: Thesis

Teseo: 343785 DIALNET


The present study aims to analyze the inter-relationships between the perception of the stress factors, anxiety and the utilization of coping strategies by the students on their experiences of learning related to clinical practice. This is a study of quantitative, correlational and transversal nature that involved 1085 students from the Degree in Nursing of the School of Nursing of Coimbra, through a research protocol made of 4 instruments: Sociodemographic Characterization, KEZKAK questionnaire, State-Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI-Y) and Toulousian scale of coping. The obtained results suggest that the instruments used provide good validity and reliability, constituting themselves as adequate and useful instruments for the study of the constructs in question. Regarding both associated stress factors and anxiety levels, the students show high average values. The factors found to be more stress generating, are associated to the perception of the students regarding the lack of the required skills to execute the procedures, and to the risks and fears arising from the learning situations in a clinical setting. The anxiety values showed are equally high in all of their components. Relationships with statistical significance between stress and anxiety, and the use of coping strategies were found. The results indicate the use of a broad range of coping strategies by the students, from which stand out mainly the positive strategies of control, distraction and social support.