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A Japanese version of the stressors in nursing students (SINS) scale

Watson, Roger; Watanabe, Kumi; Yamashita, Ayako; Yamaguchi, Mieko; Bradbury-Jones, Caroline; Irvine, Fiona

Authors

Kumi Watanabe

Ayako Yamashita

Mieko Yamaguchi

Caroline Bradbury-Jones

Fiona Irvine



Abstract

© 2018 Chinese Nursing Association Objectives: To translate and study the factor structure of a Japanese version of the Stressors in Nursing Students scale. Methods: The Stressors in Nursing Students scale was translated into Japanese and administered to a large cohort (N = 1298) of female Japanese nursing students across five universities and across all four years of the nursing programme. The data were analysed using exploratory factor analysis. Results: Exploratory factor analysis revealed four factors: ‘Clinical’; ‘Conflict and confidence’; ‘Education’; and ‘Free time’. The relationship between the total score on the Stressors in Nursing Students scale and the demographic aspects of the sample was weak but there was a significant increase in the perception of stressors between first and second year students. Conclusions: There were similarities and differences between the perception of stressors by nursing students in Japan compared with, for example, the United Kingdom and China mainland. While a four-factor structure was found here, the distribution of items in the Stressors in Nursing Students scale differed from previous studies in the United Kingdom and China with the ‘Free time’ factor being unique to this study. Stress is an issue for nursing students and is related to the specific stressors they encounter in the process of their work and study. Findings can inform the development of strategies to reduce such stressors among nursing students in multiple, global contexts.

Journal Article Type Article
Publication Date Apr 10, 2018
Print ISSN 2352-0132
Publisher Elsevier
Peer Reviewed Peer Reviewed
Volume 5
Issue 2
Pages 181-185
Series ISSN 2352-0132
APA6 Citation Watson, R., Watanabe, K., Yamashita, A., Yamaguchi, M., Bradbury-Jones, C., & Irvine, F. (2018). A Japanese version of the stressors in nursing students (SINS) scale. International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 5(2), 181-185. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2018.04.005
DOI https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ijnss.2018.04.005
Keywords Nursing students, Stressors, Factor analysis, Japan
Publisher URL https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S2352013217304568
Copyright Statement © 2018 Chinese Nursing Association. Production and hosting by Elsevier B.V. This is an open access articleunder the CC BY-NC-ND license (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/)
Additional Information Copy of article first published in: International Journal of Nursing Sciences, 2018, v.5, issue 2.

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