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A Study of Personality Characteristics and Psychological Distress among Nursing Students


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The purpose of the study was to find out the personality characteristics and to identify the presence of depression, anxiety and stress among undergraduate nursing students of both first and final year. The sample for the present study consisted of 100 subjects (16 males and 84 females). They were assessed by the following tools: General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI), and Depression Anxiety and Stress Questionnaire (DASS). Results were discussed using percentages and t-test. Results indicated that the first year students have experienced higher level of distress than the final year students.

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Students, Personality, Stress.
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Divya Merciline
Department of Psychology, Sri Ramachandra University, Tamilnadu, India
O. S. Ravindran
Department of Psychology, Sri Ramachandra University, Tamilnadu, India

Abstract


The purpose of the study was to find out the personality characteristics and to identify the presence of depression, anxiety and stress among undergraduate nursing students of both first and final year. The sample for the present study consisted of 100 subjects (16 males and 84 females). They were assessed by the following tools: General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-12), NEO Five Factor Inventory (NEO-FFI), and Depression Anxiety and Stress Questionnaire (DASS). Results were discussed using percentages and t-test. Results indicated that the first year students have experienced higher level of distress than the final year students.

Keywords


Students, Personality, Stress.