Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology Vol.4 Issue.2

Doi:10.35365/ctjpp.22.2.06


RESEARCH ARTICLE / ARAŞTIRMA YAZISI


Investigation of the Psychological Resilience of Health Sciences Students in Terms of Some Variables in the COVID-19 Pandemic

Covid-19 Pandemisinde Sağlık Bilimleri Öğrencilerinin Psikolojik Dayanıklılıklarının Bazı Değişkenler Açısından İncelenmesi

 

Ezgi Dirgar1, Betül Tosun1, Katalin Papp2 , Buğlem Kadriye Dolanbay1, Nermin Olgun1, Nurten Özen3


Abstract:

Psychological resilience is defined as the ability to recover from difficult life experiences or the ability to effectively deal with changes or disasters. The unexpectedly high rate of COVID-19 disease spread and quarantine policies can escalate stress levels and lead to emotional problems. It is crucial to equip health sciences students with proper knowledge, attitudes and behaviors on COVID-19, as they will serve in the frontlines of the campaign against the pandemic and proper training comes with resilience. This research, which aims to examine the psychological resilience of health sciences faculty students in the Covid-19 pandemic in terms of some variables, was carried out with 426 students studying at the Faculty of Health Sciences of a university located in the southeast region of Turkey. Personal Information Form, Coronavirus Information Form and the Adult Psychological Resilience Scale were used as data collection tools. After the analysis of normality, Student t Test, One way ANOVA ve Multiple Lineer Regresyon analyses were used, the means were given with standard deviations, and p<0.05 was accepted as statistically significant. More than half of the students (55.6%) were female, 93.9% were single and their mean age was 20.65±2.25 years. The nursing students got the lowest scale score, nutrition and dietetics students; the psychological endurance of singles, unemployed people, and those who constantly wash their hands and clean their surroundings were higher. It was concluded that the pandemic affected the resilience of health sciences faculty students in different ways, and that the resilience of students was above the average.

Keywords: Coronavirus, Covid-19, Pandemic, Psychological Resilience


1Assit. Prof., Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep-Turkey, Orcid İd: 0000-0001-8214-7441

1Assoc.Prof., Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep-Turkey, Orcid İd: 0000-0002-4505-5887

2Assoc. Prof, Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences, Debrecen Universty, Nyreghaza, Hungary, Orcid İd: 0000-0003-1653-6048

1Nursing Student., Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep-Turkey, Orcid İd: 0000-0003-1887-8244

1Prof.., Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep-Turkey, Orcid İd: 0000-0002-8704-4588

3Assoc. Prof., Florence Nightingale Hospital School of Nursing, Demiroglu Bilim University, İstanbul-Turkey, Orcid İd: 0000-0003-3988-0474

Address of Correspondence/Yazışma Adresi: Nursing Department, Faculty of Health Sciences Hasan Kalyoncu University, Gaziantep-Turkey, E-mail: tosunbetul@gmail.com

Date of Received/Geliş Tarihi: 01.03.2021, Date of Revision/Düzeltme Tarihi: 06.04.2021, Date of Acceptance/Kabul Tarihi: 29.08.2021, Date of Online Publication/Çevirimiçi Yayın Tarihi: 20.06.2022

Citing/Referans Gösterimi: Dirgar, E., Tosun. B., Papp. K., Dolanbay, B. K, Olgun. N. & Özen. N. (2022). Investigation of the Psychological Resilience of Health Sciences Students in Terms of Some Variables in the Novel Coronavirus (COVID-19) Pandemic, Cyprus Turkish Journal of Psychiatry & Psychology, 4(2): 162-170


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