Emotional Maturity and Its Effect on Coping Styles of Academic Stress among Nursing Students

Document Type : Original Article


1 B.S.C Nursing – Beni-Suef University.

2 Assistant Professor of Nursing Administration, Faculty of Nursing- Ain Shams University.


Background: Emotionally mature students can cope with academic stress and hard
conditions associated with learning. Emotional maturity and ways of coping have positive
relationships, which contribute to a healthy personality. The aim of this study was to examine
emotional maturity and its effect on coping styles with academic stress among nursing students.
Setting: The study was carried out at the faculty of nursing at Beni-Suef University. Design: a
descriptive correlational design. Subject: the subjects of this study were (170) nursing students of
the fourth academic year. Tools: the data were gathered using two tools (the emotional maturity
scale, the stress coping styles survey). The Results: the study revealed that there more than one-
third with mean of 40% from nursing students had highest perception regarding total emotional
maturity. Additionally, nearly two – thirds with mean of 69.9% from nursing students had a high
total academic stress, Moreover, more than half with mean of 55% from nursing students had a
positive coping style. Conclusion: the study findings concluded that was a positive, significant
relationship between emotional maturity and coping styles among nursing students. Meanwhile,
there is a negative relation between emotional maturity and academic stress among studied nursing
students. Recommendation: Assess periodically of the causes and factors affecting academic stress
among nursing students and providing an opportunity for nursing students to improve their
socialization using (field trip, group counselling and community participation).