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Journal of Korean Academy of psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing 2018;27(4):313-320.
DOI: https://doi.org/10.12934/jkpmhn.2018.27.4.313    Published online January 7, 2019.
Associations of Interpersonal Relations with Irrational Beliefs and Social Supports among Nursing Students.
Eun Joo Lee, Soo Jung Lee
Assistance Professor, Department of Nursing, Kyungnam University, Changwon, Korea. ecrystal@kyungnam.ac.kr
Abstract
PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the associations of interpersonal relations with irrational beliefs and social supports among nursing students. METHODS: Subjects were 149 nursing students attending a university in C city. The data were collected in June, 2018 using questionnaires. The collected data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression with the SPSS 23.0 program. RESULTS: There were statistically significant differences by the level of interpersonal relations according to gender (t=3.65, p < .001) and major satisfaction (t=5.04, p=.008). Also, interpersonal relations showed a significant negative correlation with irrational beliefs (r=−.24, p=.003) and a significant positive correlation with social support (r=.44, p < .001). The influencing factor of interpersonal relations were social supports, gender, irrational beliefs and major satisfaction. These factors explained 38.2% of interpersonal relations. CONCLUSION: Our study finidngs support developing educational and professional training with intepersonal relationships to improve social support as a prospective health care provider.
Key Words: Social support; Interpersonal relations; Students, Nursing


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