Relationship among the lifestyles of nursing college students, their physical and psychological health conditions, and state and trait anxieties：Comparisons of male and female college students in different school years
石﨑 ,文子 ,
広島都市学園大学雑誌 : 健康科学と人間形成 = Journal of Hiroshima Cosmopolitan University : health sciences and human formation
15 , 2016-05-01 , 広島都市学園大学
The present study involving 203 first- and second-year nursing college students aimed to examine their lifestyles,“state and trait anxieties”(using the State-Trait Anxiety Inventory: STAI), and physical and psychological health conditions (using the Cornell Medical Index: CMI), as well as analyze their relationships. Regarding the relationships among the lifestyles of college students, their anxieties, and
health conditions, there was a significant correlation between their sleep states and exercise habits. Approximately 44.8% of the students had problems associated with their sleep habits. The students who
had developed favorable sleep habits received low CMI scores related to subjective physical and psychological symptoms. Female students received higher mean scores in all items of the CMI than males. The total mean scores for the following items related to subjective psychological symptoms: “maladaptation”, “depression”, “anxiety”, and “tension”, received by second-year students were significantly higher than the scores of first-year students. The total mean scores for other items received by second-year students were also higher than the scores of first-year students. Neurotic students had not developed exercise habits.
The results suggest that it is necessary to implement health education to help students maintain healthy lifestyles, and provide appropriate support for students of each school-year while taking into consideration the characteristics of both male and female students. There were differences in scores received by students of different school years because they experienced different problems in each academic year.