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dc.contributor.advisorMcCaffrey, Graham
dc.contributor.authorPark, Glennis Laurel
dc.date2022-02
dc.date.accessioned2021-11-23T22:57:45Z
dc.date.available2021-11-23T22:57:45Z
dc.date.issued2021-11
dc.identifier.citationPark, G. L. (2021). How undergraduate nursing students cope with stress during the COVID-19 pandemic: an interpretive description (Unpublished master's thesis). University of Calgary, Calgary, AB.en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/1880/114137
dc.description.abstractStress is a critical issue globally in undergraduate nursing education with studies showing stress among undergraduate nursing students as a decades-old concern. The COVID-19 pandemic is a new stressor which has created changes and disruptions in undergraduate nursing educational programs. The purpose of this qualitative, Interpretive Description research study was to gain an understanding of the lived experiences of undergraduate nursing students during the exceptional context of the COVID-19 including their perceptions of stress and their identified coping strategies to manage stress amid their nursing program. Lazarus and Folkman’s (1984) Transactional Model of Stress and Coping was used as the theoretical foundation to guide this study. The setting for this study was the Faculty of Nursing at the University of Calgary, in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Convenience and purposive sampling were used with voluntary participation from the undergraduate nursing students. Semi-structured, individual interviews were conducted to gather participant data. All data was transcribed verbatim, analyzed for themes, and reported in aggregate form. The perception of a stressor is unique to each individual, however, broad categories of stressors were found to be common amongst nursing students, along with new stressors associated with the COVID-19 pandemic. The findings indicated that the participants exhibited a common characteristic of strong personal motivation with a focused desire to succeed in the nursing program.en_US
dc.language.isoengen_US
dc.rightsUniversity of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.en_US
dc.subjectStressen_US
dc.subjectCopingen_US
dc.subjectCOVID-19en_US
dc.subjectPandemicen_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate nursing educationen_US
dc.subjectUndergraduate nursing studentsen_US
dc.subject.classificationNursingen_US
dc.titleHow Undergraduate Nursing Students Cope with Stress during the COVID-19 Pandemic: An Interpretive Descriptionen_US
dc.typemaster thesisen_US
dc.publisher.facultyNursingen_US
dc.publisher.institutionUniversity of Calgaryen
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Nursing (MN)en_US
thesis.degree.disciplineNursingen_US
thesis.degree.grantorUniversity of Calgaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberRaffin Bouchal, Shelley
dc.contributor.committeememberSmith, Jacqueline
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University of Calgary graduate students retain copyright ownership and moral rights for their thesis. You may use this material in any way that is permitted by the Copyright Act or through licensing that has been assigned to the document. For uses that are not allowable under copyright legislation or licensing, you are required to seek permission.