A Study on caring character and clinical practice performance of nursing students

1Yeol-Eo Chun, Mi-Ja Shun

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Abstract:

Background/Objectives: This study was attempted to investigate the relationship between caring character and clinical practice performance and use it as the basic data for operating the caring character curriculum. Methods/Statistical analysis: The subjects of this study were a sample of 300 nursing students in 3rd and 4th grade who experienced clinical practice for more than 6 months. Data analysis was conducted using SPSS 23.0win program and analyzed by stepwise multiple regression to identify the effect on clinical performance. Findings: The average score of the Nursing students' clinical practice performance was 3.68±.56 And the average score of the caring character of nursing students was 212.71±27.53. The relationship between general characteristics of nursing students, performance of clinical practice and caring character was that the higher level of grade and Scholastic performance, the higher level of score of the Clinical practice performance and the Caring character. The effect on clinical practice performance, the relationship between caring character and clinical practice performance showed that the higher level of score students’ caring character, the higher level of score students the clinical practice performance (r=.552, p=.000). The results of multiple regression showed that caring character (β = .010, p = .000) and Scholastic performance (β =-.065, p =.042) had significant positive effects on clinical practice performance. Improvements/Applications: As a result of this study, it was found that the caring character of nursing students is an important factor to increase the performance of clinical practice.

Keywords:

Nursing students, Caring character, Clinical practice performance, Caring, Clinical practice

Paper Details
Month3
Year2020
Volume24
IssueIssue 7
Pages1831-1838