Thriving psychological well-being in undergraduate nursing student: a grounded theory study with the life grid approach.

Publication date: Jul 15, 2023

Psychological well-being (PWB) plays a vital role in successful adaptation to the Bachelor of Nursing journey and affects career development. However, there is little known about the functional and social processes associated with enhancing well-being specific to the subjective perspective of nursing students. To investigate how nursing students promote their psychological well-being to conceptualize thriving psychological well-being. This qualitative study analyzed and reviewed a life grid and semi-structured in-depth interviews of 20 Chinese Nursing graduates by investigators and participants, following Charmaz’s constructivist grounded theory. The constant comparative method was used to analyze data. This study took place between 2020 and 2022. All participants experienced fluctuations in psychological well-being. This study identified a new understanding of how nursing students enhance their psychological well-being. Thriving awareness was co-constructed as the core category and based on the relationship with a supportive environment, the thriving psychological well-being of nursing students is conceptualized. It is imperative to enhance the psychological counseling and support for nursing students during their clinical placements, during the period just entering university as well as after repeated outbreaks of COVID-19. Nursing educators and administrators could develop appropriate educational programs and interventions based on the theoretical model-Thriving psychological well-being.

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Concepts Keywords
Chinese Constructivist grounded theory
Educators Life grid
Nursing Mental health
Undergraduate Symbolic interactionism


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
pathway REACTOME Reproduction
drug DRUGBANK Carboxyamidotriazole
drug DRUGBANK Trestolone
disease MESH psychological distress
disease MESH burnout
disease VO Gap
disease VO time
disease VO Imovax ID
disease MESH Lifestyle
disease IDO process
disease IDO production
drug DRUGBANK Isoxaflutole
disease MESH AIDS
disease MESH death
disease VO Thing
disease MESH pus
disease VO efficient
disease VO effective
drug DRUGBANK Ethanol
disease MESH sleep quality
disease MESH violence
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
drug DRUGBANK Sulpiride
drug DRUGBANK Nonoxynol-9
drug DRUGBANK Pentaerythritol tetranitrate
disease VO effectiveness
drug DRUGBANK Gold
drug DRUGBANK Esomeprazole
disease MESH sleep apnea
disease IDO intervention
disease MESH Thrush

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