Assessment of the Level of Perceived Social Support Among Nursing Students

Year : 2024 | Volume :14 | Issue : 01 | Page : 22-27

Karpagavalli Nageswaran

Sundari Apte

  1. Principal Kumud & Bhupesh Institute of Nursing, Ganpat University Gujarat India
  2. Associate Professor St. Andrew’s College of Nursing Maharashtra India


Nurses play a vital role in the healthcare delivery system; quality care and patient satisfaction are quality indicators. Preparing healthcare professionals like nurses plays a critical role. The budding professionals must be prepared to cope with stress by handling the emotions of patients, patients’ families, and other health team members. During this process, nursing students undergo mental health vulnerability, and social support plays a vital role in mental health. Keeping this in view, the researchers felt the need to assess the level of perceived social support among nursing students. The objectives of the study were to assess the level of perceived social support among nursing students and associate the findings with selected demographic variables. The research approach was quantitative, and the research design, a non-experimental exploratory descriptive survey method, was adopted for this study. Data was collected from 200 samples that met the sampling criteria using the non-probability convenience sampling method from selected nursing colleges. Ethical considerations like informed written consent and confidentiality are maintained. The significant findings of this study reveal that 62% of the sample moderately perceived social support, 67% of the sample moderately perceived social support in family, 66.5% moderately perceived social support in friends, and 51% moderately perceived social support in others. Demographic variables, age, gender, education, or living arrangements, showed a statistically insignificant association. The study findings revealed that nursing students moderately perceived social support in family, friends, and others.

Keywords: Assessment, perceived social support, nursing students, mental health vulnerability

[This article belongs to Journal of Nursing Science & Practice(jonsp)]

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