The Relationship among Stress related to Online Learning, Resilience, and Coping of Nursing Students during COVID-19 Pandemic


  • Nisakorn Pothimas Naresuan University
  • Soontareeporn Meepring Naresuan University
  • Malinee Youjaiyen Boromarajonani College of Nursing Bangkok


stress related to online learning, resilience, coping, nursing students


  Introduction: Online learning during the COVID-19 pandemic is required to be able to develop the learning of nursing students. This change has an impact on student adjustment and may induce stress.

     Research objectives: This study aimed to examine the relationships among stress related to online learning, resilience, and coping of nursing students during COVID-19 pandemic.

     Research methodology: This study collected data from 169 nursing students studying in the third, and fourth-year using a random sampling technique. Data were collected using four questionnaires, including a demographic data questionnaire, stress related to online learning, Resilience Quotient, and coping questionnaire. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, and Pearson’s correlation coefficient.

Results: The findings showed that the participants had a high and severe level of stress due to online learning (45.60%, 36.10%, respectively), a moderate level of coping (83.40%), and a normal level of resilience. There was a significantly negative relationship between resilience and stress related to online learning (r= -.27, p< .01), whereas, the resilience had a significantly positive association with coping (r= .16, p< .05).

     Conclusions: Nursing students showed a high and severe level of stress related to online learning. Resilience is an important factor associated with stress due to online learning and coping.

     Implications: The findings of this study should be presented to the educational administrators and other stakeholders who take responsibility to develop the guideline for monitoring nursing students, particularly, those who showed evidence of severe, high-amounts of stress; and to design online learning activities to reduce stress among nursing students.


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Author Biography

Soontareeporn Meepring, Naresuan University

PhD in Psychiatric and Mental Health Nursing

M.Sc Health and Social Care (Merit)  (Psychiatric Nursing)


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Pothimas N, Meepring S, Youjaiyen M. The Relationship among Stress related to Online Learning, Resilience, and Coping of Nursing Students during COVID-19 Pandemic. JHNR [Internet]. 2021 Nov. 29 [cited 2022 Dec. 4];37(3):142-54. Available from:



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