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The Influence of Stress and Role Conflict on Quality of Life among Graduate Students in Nursing
Yu-Jin Jeong, Eun Kyung Kim
STRESS. 2019;27(4):365-373.   Published online December 31, 2019
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The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship between stress, role conflict and quality of life among graduate students in nursing.


A cross-sectional descriptive study design was used. After IRB approval, the data were collected using structured questionnaires from the 98 graduate students in nursing. The data were collected from September 10 to November 30, 2018. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, and multiple regression by using SPSS 25.0 statistical program.


Nursing graduate students were experiencing more stress on their facing task than the interpersonal dimension of stress, and had the greatest difficulty in playing the role of their families due to their work and school responsibilities. Stress and role conflict of nursing graduate students were negatively correlated with quality of life. There was a significant positive correlation between stress and role conflict. The variables affecting the quality of life of nursing graduate students were identified by stress and working status.


To improve the quality of life for nursing graduate students, it is necessary to help balance the roles between work, school, and family through appropriate stress management.


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