J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2015 Sep;21(4):426-434. 10.11111/jkana.2015.21.4.426.

Self-awareness, Other-awareness and Communication Ability in Nursing Students

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Graduate School, Chonbuk National University, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Research Institute of Nursing Science, Chonbuk National University, Korea. kimjjy@jbnu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the relationship among the factors of self-awareness, other-awareness and communication ability, and how they relate to communication ability in nursing students.
METHODS
For data collection 237 nursing students completed self-report questionnaires. Data were analyzed using independent t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression.
RESULTS
Self-awareness, other-awareness and communication ability of the participants showed moderate levels of self-awareness, other-awareness, and communication ability. There were significant positive correlations between self-awareness and communication ability (r=.59, p<.001). and between other-awareness and communication ability (r=.22, p=.001). Social anxiety, private self-awareness, and internal other-awareness were significant factors, which explained about 37% of the variance in communication ability.
CONCLUSION
These findings suggest that a systematic and effective curriculum focused on self-awareness and other-awareness should be developed for nursing students in order to promote their communication ability.

Keyword

Students; Nursing; Awareness; Communication

MeSH Terms

Anxiety
Communication*
Curriculum
Data Collection
Humans
Nursing*
Students, Nursing*
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