Effects of Life Skills Training Program on Mental Health Status of Nursing Students


  • Thanapol Bundasak วิทยาลัยพยาบาลบรมราชชนนี พระพุทธบาท
  • Saovaluk Tantisuwichwong
  • Narumol Jangasem
  • Boonsurb Sosome
  • Wanna Chaichanarungruang
  • Supansa Kwansomkid


Life skills training program, Mental health status, Nursing students


The first year for nursing students is known as a transition period that can cause mental health problems; therefore, training in life skills may decrease their difficulties. The aim of this research was to study the effects of the life skills training program based on the World Health Organization regarding the mental health status of nursing students. A quasi-experimental study, with two groups, pre- and posttest, with a follow-up 4-week design was used. Simple random sampling was used to select a sample group of 50 first-year nursing students from Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Phraputthabat, Thailand, in the academic year of 2020, divided into the experimental (n = 25) and control (n = 25) groups. The interrater opinion of the intervention program was 0.99. The General Health Questionnaire (GHQ-28) was used to evaluate the nursing students’ mental health status, with reliability at 0.86. Analysis of the demographic data was conducted by descriptive statistics, independent t-test, two-way repeated measures ANOVA and repeated ANOVA with multiple comparisons by Bonferroni’s method.
The results showed that mean score of the mental health of the experimental group was significantly lower than that of the control group (p < .001, both post-test and follow-up), while the mean score of the mental health of the experimental group after participating in this program and the follow-up were significantly lower than the pre-test (p < .001). Based on these results, it is recommended that nursing education should use this program in the extra-curriculum activities to support the mental health of the first-year nursing students.


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Bundasak ธ., Tantisuwichwong เ., Jangasem น., Sosome บ., Chaichanarungruang ว., & Kwansomkid ส. (2022). Effects of Life Skills Training Program on Mental Health Status of Nursing Students. Princess of Naradhiwas University Journal, 14(2), 77–94. Retrieved from https://li01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/pnujr/article/view/249344