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International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Ed. by Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne / Babenko-Mould, Yolanda / Goldenberg, Dolly / Cragg, Betty / Maltby, Hendrika J. / McWilliam, Carol

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Depression, Stress, Emotional Support, and Self-Esteem among Baccalaureate Nursing Students in Thailand

Ratchneewan Ross
  • 1Kent State University,
/ Richard Zeller
  • 2Kent State University,
/ Pakvilai Srisaeng
  • 3Khon Kaen University, Thailand,
/ Suchawadee Yimmee
  • 4Kent State University,
/ Sujidra Somchid
  • 5Burapha University,
/ Wilaiphan Sawatphanit
  • 6Burapha University,
Published Online: 2005-11-24 | DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1548-923X.1165

Nursing students are valuable human resources. Detection of potential depression among nursing students is crucial since depression can lead to low productivity, minimized quality of life, and suicidal ideas. Identifying factors affecting depression among students can help nursing educators to find ways to decrease depression. The purpose of this study was to examine rates of depression and the associations between depression and stress, emotional support, and self-esteem among baccalaureate nursing students in Thailand. This correlational, cross-sectional study recruited 331 baccalaureate Thai nursing students. Students completed three instruments that had been translated into Thai: The Center for Epidemiology Studies Depression Scale, Perceived Stress Questionnaire, and Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale. Another instrument created in Thai was used to measure emotional support. Results revealed that, when using the standard definition, 50.1% of the students were depressed. Stress was positively related to depression, whereas emotional support and self-esteem were negatively related to depression.

Keywords: Depression; Stress; Emotional Support; Self-esteem; Baccalaureate Nursing Students; Thailand

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Published Online: 2005-11-24

Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: https://doi.org/10.2202/1548-923X.1165. Export Citation

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