Cross-sectional comparison on human rights sensitivity changes in nursing students and non-nursing students

간호대학생과 일반대학생의 인권감수성 변화에 관한 횡단적 비교

  • Received : 2016.03.03
  • Accepted : 2016.04.20
  • Published : 2016.04.28


This cross-sectional study examined the differences of the human rights sensitivity changes between freshmen and seniors of nursing and non-nursing Students. The data for this study were collected using a human rights sensitivity questionnaire developed by Moon answered by 178 nursing and non-nursing students from five South Korean universities. A t-test, chi-square test were performed on the collected data. There were no significant differences in the human rights sensitivity scores between freshmen and seniors in nursing and non-nursing students. There were significant differences in the human rights sensitivity scores in the right to privacy of the psychiatric patients and the environmental rights among nursing students. There were significant differences in the human rights sensitivity scores in the disabled person's physical liberty in non-nursing students. The results of this study suggested the direction of educational curriculum revision about ethics and development of educational programs to improve the human rights sensitivity.


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