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Volume 20, Issue 4 - Nov 2014
Volume 20, Issue 3 - Aug 2014
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First-Year Graduate Student Experience of University Life in an Unfamiliar Department of Nursing
Lee, Sook-Kyung ; Hong, Ju-Eun ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 452~462
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.452
Purpose: This study explores the experience of university life in an unfamiliar department by first-year graduate students. Method: Data were collected from participants through focus group interviews between July and August 2013 using phenomenological research methods. Colsizzi's method was used for analysis after the institutional review board of the university approved the study and informed consent was obtained from the participants. All interviews were recorded on an MP3 recorder and transcribed. Results: The analysis revealed 51 meanings that were categorized by 15 key words into 6 themes: "sense of isolation," "feeling of solidarity," "limitations," "benefits," "overcoming" and "renewing." Conclusion: First-year graduate students experience both positive and negative feelings toward "university life"; however, they eventually overcome their difficulties and adapt to the conditions of their field of study and new department.
Factors Influencing Organizational Socialization in Nursing Students
Yi, Yeo Jin ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 463~470
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.463
Purpose: This study investigates the influence of education satisfaction, communication competence, and group cohesion on organizational socialization in nursing students. Method: The subjects were 175 third year nursing students. Data were collected from June 3 to 14, 2013 through a self-reporting questionnaire. Data analysis was performed by multiple regression using the SPSSWIN 21.0 program. Results: The organizational socialization score of nursing students averaged 3.79 points (5 Likert scale). Practice education satisfaction, communication competence and group cohesion of nursing students influenced organizational socialization (
52.5%, F=49.051, p<.001). Conclusion: For nursing students, practice education satisfaction, communication competence and group cohesion are significant variables for organizational socialization. Thus, in order to enhance the organizational socialization of nursing students, there is a need to develop a differentiated practicum curriculum that considers nursing student demands in collaboration with nursing faculty and administrators on the basis of education programs, including concepts of communication competence and group cohesion.
Stress, Yangsaeng and Subjective Happiness Among Female Undergraduate Nursing Students in the Republic of Korea
Park, Hye Sook ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 471~481
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.471
Purpose: This study investigates the relationship among stress, Yangsaeng and subjective happiness in female undergraduate nursing students in the Republic of Korea. Method: The subjects of this study were 283 female undergraduate nursing students in Korea. Data were collected using a self-reporting questionnaire. Data analysis included descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficients, independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Scheffe test, Stepwise multiple regression and Cronbach's
. Results: Yangsaeng negatively correlated with stress (r=-.299, p<.001) but positively correlated with subjective happiness (r=.440, p<.001). Stress negatively correlated with subjective happiness (r=-.238, p<.001). Stepwise multiple regression revealed that Yangsaeng and satisfaction with the field of nursing explained 25.4% of subjective happiness. Conclusion: The Yangsaeng oriental health care regimen could lower stress and heighten subjective happiness. Therefore, Yangsaeng could be recommended as a feasible means of promoting health and subjective happiness.
Comparative Study on Self-leadership, Team Efficacy, Problem Solving Process and Task Satisfaction of Nursing Students in Response to Clinical Training
Kim, Jung Hyo ; Park, Mi Kyung ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 482~490
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.482
Purpose: This research compares self-leadership, team efficacy, problem solving processes and task satisfaction in response to teaching methods applied to nursing students, and determines whether variations exist. Method: This research experiments before and after the training of a nonequivalent group. The subjects were 36 learners of action learning methods and 39 learners of nursing course methods, and the research took place from October through December 2012. Results: Prior to the training, the general features and measurable variables of the two groups of subjects were similar, and self-leadership, team efficacy, problem solving process and task satisfaction in both groups were elevated compared to pre-training. In particular, in comparison with the nursing course, there was a notable difference in scores, the action learning method receiving high scores in the problem solving process (t=2.92, p=.005) and task satisfaction (t=2.54, p=.013) Conclusion: It is recommended that educators not only conduct the practice training course for teaching methods, but also incorporate action learning.
Factors Influencing Professionalism in Male and Female Student Nurses
Kang, Kyung Ja ; Yu, Su Jeong ; Seo, Hyun Mi ; Park, Myungsook ; Yu, Mi ; Chae, Young Ran ; Choi, Dong Hee ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 491~501
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.491
Purpose: Nursing is regarded as a female-dominated profession. However, the number of Korean males entering the field of nursing is increasing. This study examines which of the following factors influence professionalism in male and female student nurses: area of nursing, gender identity, gender stereotypes, satisfaction with the field, emotional intelligence, and interpersonal relationships. Method: In total, 133 male and 293 female student nurses were selected from four Korean provinces between July 2013 and February 2014 to participate in this study. The data were analyzed with descriptive statistics, t-tests,
-tests of independence, and multiple regression analyses using SPSS/Win 20 software. Results: In males, 47.4% of variance in nursing professionalism was accounted for by grades, interpersonal relationships, gender stereotypes, and satisfaction with the field. In females, 41.9% of variance in nursing professionalism was accounted for by satisfaction with the field, interpersonal relationships, area of nursing, age, emotional intelligence and grades. Common factors that influenced both genders included satisfaction with the field, interpersonal relationships and grades. Conclusion: Although males and females revealed no significant differences in overall mean scores of nursing professionalism, several factors influencing nursing professionalism did differ by gender. Therefore, gender-specific nursing educational and training programs may be necessary to promote professionalism among student nurses.
Differences in Stress and Stress Coping Strategies according to Emotional Intelligence in Nursing Students
Song, Ju Eun ; Chae, Hyun Ju ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 502~512
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.502
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to identify differences in stress levels and stress coping strategies according to the degree of emotional intelligence in nursing students. Method: Study participants included 367 nursing students from three universities in Gyeonggi and Chungnam provinces. Data were collected through a self-administered questionnaire in December 2012 and subsequently analyzed via the IBM SPSS 20.0 program with descriptive statistics, independent t-tests, one-way ANOVA and Scheffe tests. Results: The emotional intelligence of nursing students was slightly higher than average. Perceived stress and clinical practice stress among nursing students were high and nursing students used more problem-focused compared to emotion-focused coping strategies. Nursing students who had a higher level of emotional intelligence exhibited lower levels of perceived stress (t=2.26, p=.025) and clinical practice stress (t=9.37, p<.001) and more used problem-focused coping strategies (t=-7.56, p<.001) than those who had a lower level of emotional intelligence. Conclusion: These results suggest that nursing interventions to improve the emotional intelligence of nursing students are necessary to manage stress more effectively.
Impact of Self-Directed Learning Ability and Metacognition on Clinical Competence among Nursing Students
Jho, Mi Young ; Chae, Myung-Ock ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 513~522
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.513
Purpose: This study identifies the influences of self-directed learning ability and metacognition on clinical competence in nursing students. Method: The subjects consisted of 290 second and third year nursing students. The data were analyzed using t-tests, ANOVA, Scheffe's test, Pearson's correlation coefficients and multiple linear regression via SPSS Statistics version 18.0. Results: On a scale of 1 (lowest) to 5 (highest), the mean self-directed learning ability score of the subjects was 3.19, mean metacognition score was 3.36 and mean clinical competence score was 3.29. A positive correlation was found between clinical competence with self-directed learning ability and metacognition. The strongest predictor of clinical competence was metacognition. Conclusion: To improve the clinical competence of nursing students, these findings indicate that increasing metacognition ability is required.
Intergeneration Occupational Mobility Experience of Nurses: Focus on Mother's Experience
Kim, Joo Hyun ; Nam, Eun Sook ; Kil, Myung Sook ; Yoon, Sung Ja ; Soun, Eun Jin ; Park, Eun Young ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 523~533
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.523
Purpose: The purpose of this study is to analyze how the experiences of nurses influence their role model function when they are mothers of children who in turn have become nurses or nursing students. Method: The subjects of this study were 12 nurses, 8 of their children who became nurses and another 4 children then in training to become one. Data were collected through in-depth personal interviews and subsequently analyzed through a phenomenological approach. Results: Four main themes were identified as follows; 'Persuasion and dissuasion,' 'Proud but still pathetic,' 'As mom and senior nurse' and 'Great to pass it down.' Conclusion: The results of this study show that the nurse as mother could be a positive professional role model for her children. However, they tended to stress the arduous clinical routines and poor work conditions nurses currently experience. Should such routines and conditions improve, mothers who are nurses would be more willing to recommend the nursing profession to their children. Improving the professional environment is thus important because intergeneration nursing mobility provides a reliable resource to recruit qualified and dedicated nursing personnel.
Experiences on Application of Learning Portfolio in Nursing Students
Park, Hyun Joo ; Byun, Hye Sun ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 534~547
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.534
Purpose: This study verifies the meaning on application experiences of learning portfolio in nursing students. Method: Participants of this study included 22 nursing students divided into 3 focus groups who had experienced on application of Learning Portfolio in university Y and university S in Kyungpook and Daegu, respectively. Data were collected from December 2013 to January 2014 through in-depth, recorded focus group interviews and subsequently analyzed via Colaizzi's (1978) phenomenological methodology. Results: The essential theme of this study is 'Finding a vision from confusion and suffering.' From 35 significant statements, 5 theme clusters, 16 themes and 32 sub themes were extracted from the essential meaning of the practical use of nursing student experiences. The five theme clusters were: Being a learning guide, Being a medium for communication, Providing an opportunity for inner growth, Difficulties about new learning, and Would like to no more in a better way. Conclusion: The results of this study contribute to providing direction to the formation of learning portfolios, which in turn enable nursing student to develop competency in self-directed learning. These findings indicate that an outcome-based nursing curriculum needs to consider the importance for nursing student's effective application of leaning portfolio.
Relationships Among Nursing Professionalism, Nurse Image, and Core Elements of Nursing Professionalism that Nursing Students Perceive
Cho, Hun Ha ; Kim, Nam Hee ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 548~557
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.548
Purpose: This study investigates the level of nursing professionalism and factors that affect nurse perceptions. Method: This study is a descriptive study involving 443 nursing students from two universities. Data were collected in September 2012 via a structured self-report questionnaire and subsequently analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and multiple regression. Results: The mean scores for nurse image, core elements of nursing professionalism and nursing professionalism were
, respectively. Nursing Professionalism had a significant positive correlation with nurse image (r=.749, p<.001) and core elements of nursing professionalism (r=.365, p<.001). In multiple linear regression, factors that influenced nursing professionalism were: temperament as nurses, professionalism, vision of career, role performance of nurses' image, and fundamental nursing practical experience. These variables explained about 58.8% of the total variance in nursing professionalism. Conclusion: For more positive nursing professionalism among students, more attention should be paid to enhancing the positive image of nurses. Doing so can serve as a fundamental resource for the development of appropriate strategies for nursing professionalism.
The Mediating Effect of Humor on the Relationship between Perceived Stress and Depression in College Students
Hong, Eunyoung ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 558~568
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.558
Purpose: This study examines the relationships among perceived stress, humor style, responding humor and depression among college students and the mediating effect of humor between perceived stress and depression. Method: During the period May 6-16, 2013, a convenience sample of 200 subjects was obtained from college K in city G. Data analysis was performed by Pearson's correlation coefficients and regression analysis. Results: The average BDI score was 7.7. There were 40 (20.0%), 16 (8.0%), 8 (4.0%), and 11 (9.0%) students with mild, moderate, and severe depression, respectively. The group with depressive symptoms constituted 3.5% of students. There was a significant positive correlation between negative stress perception and depression. Conversely, there was a significant negative correlation between adaptive humor style and negative stress perception. Ultimately, there were significant negative correlations between positive stress perception, adaptive humor style, maladaptive humor style, responding humor and depression. To test the mediating effect of adaptive humor style in the relationship between negative stress perception and depression, a Sobel test was performed and Z-score of 1.7736 (p=.076) obtained. Conclusion: Though the mediating effect of an adaptive humor style on the relationship between perceived stress and depression was not significant, considering the negative correlation with depression, strategies to increase an adaptive humor style and responding humor is recommended to prevent depression in college students.
Effects of Hope and Gratitude on Spirituality among Nursing Students
Jo, Myoung-Ju ; Jun, Won-Hee ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 569~576
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.569
Purpose: This study investigates the factors affecting spirituality in nursing students. Method: A total of 247 nursing students participated in the study. Data were analyzed by frequencies, t-tests, ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple stepwise regression via SPSS WIN 18.0. Results: The mean scores for hope, gratitude, and spirituality were above-average. However, there were significant mean differences in spirituality according to religion, religious activity, voluntary service, satisfaction with the nursing field, and motivation for entering a college of nursing. Spirituality positively correlated with hope and gratitude. Significant predictors of spirituality included hope, gratitude, voluntary service and religious activity. The regression model explained 51.3% of perceived spirituality. Conclusion: To improve spirituality among nursing students, nursing educators should develop educational intervention programs to promote hope and gratitude, and support participation in voluntary service and religious activity.
Effect of Online Collaborative Learning Strategies on Nursing Student Interaction Patterns, Task Performance and Learning Attitude in Web Based Team Learning Environments
Lee, Sun-Ock ; Suh, Minhee ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 577~586
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.577
Purpose: This study investigates patterns of small group interaction and examines the influence among graduate nursing students of online collaborative learning strategies on small group interaction patterns, task performance and learning attitude in web-based team learning environments. Method: To analyze patterns of small group interaction, group discussion dialogues were reviewed by two instructors. Groups were divided into two categories depending on the type of feedback given (passive or active). For task performance, evaluation of learning processes and numbers of postings were examined. Learning attitude toward group study and coursework were measured via scales. Results: Explorative interactions were still low among graduate nursing students. Among the students given active feedback, considerable individual variability in interaction frequency was revealed and some students did not show any specific type of interaction pattern. Whether given active or passive feedback, groups exhibited no significant differences in terms of task performance and learning attitude. Also, frequent group interaction was significantly related to greater task performance. Conclusion: Active feedback strategies should be modified to improve task performance and learning attitude among graduate nursing students.
Factors Influencing the Value of Having Children among University Students
Choi, Hyunkyung ; Lee, Sung Hee ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 587~595
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.587
Purpose: This study undertakes to identify factors influencing the perception university students in Korea hold toward having children. Method: A cross-sectional, descriptive study was conducted on 187 university students (79 males and 108 females) from one university located in a metropolitan area. Participating students completed a packet of self-report questionnaires on values concerning gender roles, marriage, family and children along with their personal demographic details. The resulting data were analyzed using t-tests, one-way ANOVA and Pearson's correlation coefficients as well as descriptive statistics. Stepwise multiple regression was performed to identify factors that most influenced the value of children held among university students. Results: The value of having children was negatively associated with the value of family, but positively associated with the value of marriage. In addition, the value of family had a negative relationship with the value of marriage, but a positive relationship with the value of gender role. Stepwise multiple regression found that the equation consisting of gender and value of marriage explained about 42.0% of the variance of the value of having children. Conclusion: Considering the findings from this study, programs promoting the positive values of marriage are required for university students to have positive values toward having children.
Nursing Student Academic Achievement depending on College Entrance System-related Factors
Kim, Mi Won ; Lee, Han Ju ; Lee, Yoon Ju ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 596~605
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.596
Purpose: This study aims to understand the influence of college entrance system-related factors and scores of college scholastic ability test on a first year nursing student's academic achievement. Method: Data collected include both a descriptive survey designed to assess college entrance system-related factors with respect to 182 nursing students attending a 4-year nursing college program and their test scores in the first year. The data were analyzed via descriptive statistics, Mann-Whitney U test, Kruskal-Wallis test with Bonferroni's correction, and Spearman's rank correlation coefficient through an SPSS 18.0 program. Results: Student academic achievement with regard to college entrance system-related factors exhibited significant divergence from first year grade point averages (hereafter GPA) and natural science grades. Conclusion: This study confirmed the existence of significant differences, depending on the factors regarding the college entrance system. As a result, conducting assessment to evaluate the level of basic knowledge before college entrance is highly recommended. Also recommended is the development of a support program for students projected to have difficulties with respect to their academic achievement.
Comparison of Stress Levels Arising in Clinical Settings, Stress Coping Mechanisms and Clinical Competency between Male and Female Nursing Students
Kim, Sung-Mi ; Hwang, Tae-Yoon ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 606~616
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.606
Purpose: This study compares differences between male and female nursing students in terms of the level of stress experienced during clinical practice settings, stress coping mechanisms and clinical competency. Method: The study population was nursing students who had taken a clinical practice course at one of five general hospitals in city D. Data were collected from September 15 to October 15, 2013 through a structured self-administered questionnaire survey given to 319 subjects (156 male students, 163 female students) enrolled in a statistical analysis course. Results: Male nursing students experienced lower stress levels during clinical practice and higher clinical competency than female students. In terms of stress coping mechanisms, male students were significantly more active than female students in deploying coping strategies. Among all students, students with higher clinical practice stress and concomitant stress coping scores exhibited higher clinical competency. Conclusion: Noticeable differences between male and female nursing students in terms of stress levels arising in the course of clinical practice, stress coping strategies, and clinical competency were revealed. However, further identification of specific stressful situations for male and female nursing students and subsequent management of clinical training circumstances are required.
Brain-based Teaching Strategies for Nurse Educators: An Integrative Review
Oh, Jina ; Kim, Shin-Keong ; Kang, Kyung-Ah ; Kim, Sung-Hee ; Roh, Heyrin ; Gagne, Jennie C. De ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 617~627
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.617
Purpose: Brain-based learning has become increasingly important in nursing education. The purpose of this study is to (a) synthesize the literature on brain-based learning in nursing education using Whittemore and Knafl's integrative review method, and (b) discuss teaching strategies for nursing educators. Method: Searches were made through the CINAHL, OVID, PubMED, and SCOPUS databases using the terms
AND (brain based OR neuroscience) AND (
). Included were original articles in the domain of undergraduate nursing education written in English in peer-reviewed journals between January 1984 and December 2013. Twenty-four papers met the criteria. Results: Three themes were retrieved: (a) activate whole-brain functions, (b) establish supportive educational environments, and (c) encourage learners to be more active. Conclusion: Brain-based learning enhances the learning capabilities of undergraduate nursing students.
Relationship among Essentials of Fundamental Nursing Skills Performance, Stress from Work and Work Capability of New Clinical Nurses
Bang, Soon Sik ; Kim, Il-Ok ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 628~638
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.628
Purpose: This study identifies the relation among the essentials of fundamental nursing skills performance (EFNSP), work capability and stress from work experienced by new clinical nurses. Method: This is a cross-sectional descriptive study with a self-reported questionnaire. The subjects were 224 new clinical nurses employed by general hospitals having more than 400 beds. The data, collected from February 10 to March 7, 2014, were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-tests, ANCOVA, Pearson's correlation analysis and hierarchical linear regression. Results: The highest frequency of EFNSP of new clinical nurses was vital sign measurement (4.74,
) and the lowest frequency of performance was Basic CPR & defibrillator application (1.81,
). There were significant positive correlations between frequency and confidence of EFNSP (r=.64, p<.001), frequency and work capability (r=.34, p<.001), and confidence of EFNSP and work capability (r=.48, p<.001), but negative correlation stress from work and work capability (r=-.17, p=.009). General characteristics, stress from work, frequency and confidence in EFNSP and stress from work explain 25.1% of work capability. Conclusion: This result suggests the importance of EFNSP education in nursing schools and availability of opportunities to practice EFNSP during the post-graduation waiting period until assignment to a hospital.
Feasibility Evaluation of Korean Advance Directives (K-AD)
Kim, Shin Mi ; Hong, Sun Woo ; Kim, Jin Shil ; Kim, Ki Sook ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 639~649
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.639
Purpose: This study evaluates the feasibility of Korean Advance Directives (K-AD) developed earlier. Method: From January 1 to February 28, 2013, data were collected from 330 adults through a self-reported questionnaire established by the authors based on literature review and expert consultation. The feasibility of K-AD was multi-dimensionally evaluated through four criteria: cognitive, psychological, document making and socially expecting aspects. Data were analyzed using t tests, one-way ANOVA, and Scheffe post hoc tests via the SAS 9.1.3 program. Results: The feasibility of K-AD differed significantly by gender (p=.003), educational level (p<.001), religion (p=.002), and self-reported health status (p=.039). Differences in the level of easiness with K-AD by gender (p=.008) and education (p=.047) were significant. Perceived simplicity of AD differed significantly by religion (p=.005), and the necessity of AD differed significantly by gender (p=.025) and religion (p=.005). Conclusion: K-AD are sufficiently feasible to be tentatively utilized in practice. This is the first study to explore the feasibility of K-AD on the basis of multiple aspects. However, further studies involving diverse populations and methodologies to validate the usefulness of K-AD are warranted.
Comparison of Stress, Depression and Suicidal Ideation between Nursing Students and Students of Other Majors
Cha, Sun Kyung ; Lee, Eun Mi ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 650~658
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.650
Purpose: This study compares differences in stress, depression and suicidal ideation between nursing and students of other academic disciplines. Method: Nursing students (n=105) and students of other majors (n=148) were surveyed on the degree of personal stress, depression and suicidal ideation. Participants were recruited from three universities in cities S and C in Korea. Data were collected from May 1 to 20, 2013. Measurement tools were the Revised Life Stress Scale for College Students, Center for Epidemiological Studies-Depression Scale(CES-D), and Scale for Suicide Ideation(SSI). PASW Statistics 18 was used for descriptive analysis, homogeneity test(chi-square distribution) and ANCOVA. Results: The level of stress among nursing students was lower than that of students in other majors. Among the subcategories of stress, however, stress among nursing students arising from the student-faculty relationship was higher than that of their non-nursing counterparts. Conversely, differences in the prevalence of depression were notsignificant between nursing students and non-nursing students. Ultimately, it was revealed that there exists a strong correlation among stress, depression and suicidal idea for nursing students. Conclusion: Developing stress and depression management programs for nursing students is highly recommended.
Effects of Self Study Circle Activity on Self-directed Learning Ability and Learning Attitude in Nursing Students
Cha, Nam Hyun ; Kim, Yun Kyung ;
The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education, volume 20, issue 4, 2014, Pages 659~666
DOI : 10.5977/jkasne.2014.20.4.659
Purpose: This study investigates the effects of self-study circle activity on self-directed learning ability and learning attitude in nursing students. Methods: This research design is modeled on a nonequivalent control group pretest-posttest design conducted on 36 nursing students (exp.: 21, con.: 15). Data collection was performed from March 2 to July 20, 2013. Data were analyzed using
-tests and t-tests via the SPSS Win 12.0 program package. The variables were self-directed learning ability and learning attitude. Results: The experimental group revealed significant differences in self-directed learning ability (p<.05) and physiology grade (p<.01) relative to the control group. In contrast, no significant differences between learning attitude were manifest between the two groups. Conclusion: It confirmed that study circle activity is effective in increasing self-directed learning ability in nursing students.