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Influencing Factors of Job-seeking Stress among Korean College Students in West South Area
Korean J Str Res 2015;23:79-89
Published online June 30, 2015
© 2015 Korean Society of Stress Medicine.

Sunhee Cho, Gyeong-suk Jeon

Department of Nursing, Mokpo National University, Muan, Korea
Correspondence to: 전경숙, 전남 무안군 청계면 영산로 1666 ? 534-729, 국립목포대학교 간호학과
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Received April 29, 2015; Revised May 27, 2015; Accepted June 7, 2015.
The purpose of this study was to examine influencing factors of job-seeking stress among Korean college students. A cross-sectional descriptive survey was conducted. A sample size of 248 male and 225 female students residing in South Korea completed the instruments of perceived job-seeking stress, self-efficacy, stress coping, social support, and depressive symptoms. Data was analyzed by ANOVA and multivariate regression. Female presented higher stress level, depressive symptoms, and lower self-efficacy and active coping. Influencing factors of job-seeking stress were self-efficacy, depression, grade, major, academic achievement, and employment status. Female students, self-efficacy, and academic major need to be considered when developing job-seeking stress management program. Depression should be screened when counseling students on high level of job-seeking stress. (Korean J Str Res 2015;23:79∼89)
Keywords : College students, Depression, Job-seeking stress, Self-efficacy, Stress coping
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