Psychological distress in health sciences college students and its relationship with academic engagement

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Title: Psychological distress in health sciences college students and its relationship with academic engagement
Author: Liébana Presa, Cristina;Fernández Martínez, María Elena;Ruiz Gándara, África;Muñoz Villanueva, María del Carmen;Vázquez Casares, Ana María;Rodríguez Borrego, María Aurora
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-contributor: Escuela Universitaria de Ciencias de la Salud
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-area: Enfermeria
Abstract: Objective: To determine the prevalence of psychological distress and its relationship with academic engagement (absorption, dedication and vigor), sex and degree among students from four public universities. Method: A non-experimental, comparative correlational, quantitative investigation without intervention. Study population: 1840 nursing and physical therapy students. The data collection tool used was a questionnaire. Results: A 32.2% prevalence of psychological distress was found in the subjects; a correlation between vigor and psychological distress was found for all of the subjects and also for women. High absorption and dedication scores and low psychological distress scores predicted higher vigor scores. Conclusion: The risk of psychological distress is high, especially for women. Women seem to have a higher level of psychological distress than men. Vigor, energy and mental resilience positively influence psychological distress and can be a vehicle for better results during the learning and studying process.
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-desfisica: P. 715-722
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-peerreviewed: SI
Publisher: Universidade de São Paulo
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-citation: Revista da Escola de Enfermagem da USP, 2014, vol. 48, n.4
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10612/7537
Date: 2014-06-01
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-tipo: info:eu-repo/semantics/article
Subject: Enfermería
Fisioterapia
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-palclave: Engagement
Estrés
Estudiantes universitarios
xmlui.dri2xhtml.METS-1.0.item-accessRights: info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess
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