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Factors Influencing Disaster-Incident-Related Impacts on Korean Nursing Students

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Department of Nursing, College of Science and Technology, Daejin University, Pocheon-si, Gyeonggi-do 11159, Korea
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Department of Nursing, Graduate School, Kyung Hee University, Seoul 02447, Korea
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College of Nursing Science, Kyung Hee University, 26, Kyungheedae-ro, Dongdaemun-gu, Seoul 02447, Korea
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Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16(24), 5111; https://doi.org/10.3390/ijerph16245111
Received: 16 November 2019 / Revised: 12 December 2019 / Accepted: 13 December 2019 / Published: 14 December 2019
The frequency of earthquakes in South Korea is increasing. This study aimed to examine and identify the factors influencing the degree of disaster-incident-related impacts among Korean nursing students who have actual disaster experience. The study sample consisted of 153 nursing students living around the Phohang-si area in Gyeongsang-do, South Korea, and who have actual disaster-incident-related experience. Measures used in this study were the Impact of Event Scale, Perceived Health Status Scale, Psychological Well-Being Scale, and Coping Strategy Indicator (Korean version). The data collection period was from October to December 2018. Factors that influence disaster-incident-related impacts among Korean nursing students in descending order are as follows: perceived health status (β = 0.48), gender (β = −0.28), coping skill (β = 0.18), psychological well-being (β = 0.14), need for disaster education (β = 0.12), and major satisfaction (β = −0.12). This study provides preliminary evidence that perceived health status is a major and primary predictor of disaster-incident-related impacts among Korean nursing students, followed by coping skill and psychological well-being. The findings can be reflected in a pertinent curriculum by actively considering these factors in designing nursing education interventions for managing disaster-incident-related impacts among Korean nursing students. View Full-Text
Keywords: disasters; health status; coping skill; nursing student disasters; health status; coping skill; nursing student
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Gu, M.; Kim, R.; Lee, H.; Sok, S. Factors Influencing Disaster-Incident-Related Impacts on Korean Nursing Students. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2019, 16, 5111.

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