Mental Health and Academic Achievement of Nursing Students

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ธนิดา พุ่มท่าอิฐ
รังสรรค์ มาระเพ็ญ
อริยา ดีประเสริฐ

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          This article aimed to demonstrate that mental health and learning achievement were important aspects for nursing students. As Faculty of Nursing, Suan Dusit university; seriously focuses of nursing education on enhancing the students to be high responsible persons, deliberated, strong leadership, high problem-solving skills, and effectively working with team might cause mental stress, anxiety which may finally turn to be depressive illness. Then, Thai Mental Health Questionnaire was applied on 378 students from year 1 to year 4 in order to assess their mental health and explore the effects of mental health on their learning achievement. The findings were baseline data for nurturing them appropriately.


          Results showed that overall mental health of year 1 to year 4 students were at normal level. Only Social Function aspect of year 1 students and Depression aspect of year 2 students showed slightly below normal level. Their learning achievement were from good to excellent level. Their mental health put positive effect on their learning achievement; except in year 4, it was found that Depression has negative reinforcement effect. Thus, patterns of nurturing year 1 to year 4 students were 1) Environmental arrangement 2) Caring network by teachers 3) Student – Peer Assisted care 4) Expand channel for interactive communication and 5) Competency enhancement activities. Therefore, to help nursing students accomplished their expected learning achievement, mental health surveillance to reach for the risky and nurturing system arrangement are two main responsibilities for nursing institutions. 

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