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RME 2020, 12(3): 44-54 Back to browse issues page
Investigating the role of Self-Esteem, Happiness and Hospital’s Ethical Climate in Predicting Perceived Stress of Paramedical Students
Z Shadfard , M Taghizadeganzadeh * , N Pournouroz , F Maarefi , Z Badiyepeymaiejahromi
Department of Operating Room, Nursing & Paramedical school, Jahroum University of Medical Sciences, Jahroum, Iran , mahboob.6691@yahoo.com
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Introduction: Due to the special nature of medical sciences, students in these fields are affected by several stressors during their studies. Part of this stress is due to being in a clinical setting so that students uses a variety of strategies to deal with and manage it. Therefore, this study was conducted to investigate the role of self-esteem, happiness and hospital’s ethical climate in predicting the perceived stress of paramedical students.
Methods: This is an analytical cross-sectional study that was  performed on 400 students including nursing, anesthesia, operating room and emergency medical students by census method  in Jahrom University of Medical Sciences in 2018. Data collection tools were the Olson Hospital Moral Survey Questionnaire, the Oxford Happiness Scale, Rosenberg Self-Esteem, and Cohen's Perceived Stress Scale. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, Pearson test, independent T-test, ANOVA and linear regression by SPSS.
Results: There was a  significant negative correlation between happiness (r=-05.354) and students' self-esteem (r=-0.427) with their perceived stress level (p value=0.001).Also, two variables of happiness and self-esteem could predict 21% of variance of perceived stress. However, no significant correlation was observed between the hospital's ethical climate from the students' point of view and their perceived stress levels (p=0.64).
Conclusion: Due to the effect of happiness and self-esteem in predicting the perceived stress in students, programs should be developed and implemented to strengthen these two factors as management strategies and stress reduction.
Keywords: Perceived stress, Happiness, Self-esteem, Ethical climate, Students
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Type of Study: Research | Subject: professionalism, Medical ethic
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Shadfard Z, Taghizadeganzadeh M, Pournouroz N, Maarefi F, Badiyepeymaiejahromi Z. Investigating the role of Self-Esteem, Happiness and Hospital’s Ethical Climate in Predicting Perceived Stress of Paramedical Students. RME. 2020; 12 (3) :44-54
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