Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Perceived Social Support for Friend and Family and Self Esteem of The Last Class Students


Doç. Dr. A.Ü. Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu


Arş.Gör. A.Ü. Hemşirelik Yüksekokulu


Yrd. Doç. Dr. Ahi Evran Üniversitesi Kırşehir Sağlık Yüksekokulu

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2009; 17: 158-165
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Purpose: This study was carried out to determine the perceived social support for friends and family and self esteem of the final grade students.

Method: This study was carried out as descriptive design on the university final grade students. The sampling size was calculated as 1251. The number of the students in each faculty and proportioned to the classroom layers using the layered random sampling method, and the number of the students to be interviewed in each classroom were decided. Among them 41 were unwilling to participate in the study because of time shortage and the study was carried out with 1210 of the volenter students. In collection of the data, question form containing informative features of the students, the Perceived Social Support Scales and Self Esteem Scale were used.

Results: It was determined that the average scores of the Perceived Social Support Scale for family was 13.51±4.91, for friend was 14.40±4.56, Self Esteem Scale was 69.93±15.82. It was found that the social support and self esteem were be affected of the economic levels of family, educational levels of parents, vital status of parents and student’s place of residence.

Conclusion: In this study it was determined that there was a relationship between the perceived social support for friends and self esteem. Consequently this relationship is a inevitable result for the final grade students who are spend time with their friends more than their families. 

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