J Korean Acad Psychiatr Ment Health Nurs.  2016 Dec;25(4):294-302. 10.12934/jkpmhn.2016.25.4.294.

Effects of Empathy, Communication Ability and Attitudes toward Mental Illness on Psychiatric Nurses' Image for Nursing Students

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Kwangju Women's University, Gwangju, Korea. choyh@kwu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to identify the effects of empathy, communication ability and attitude toward mental illness on psychiatric nurses' image for nursing students.
METHODS
Participants were 349 nursing students from two universities in G metropolitan city. A survey was conducted from June 10 to 30, 2016, using a self-report questionnaire. Data were analyzed using t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficients and multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 20.0.
RESULTS
The level of psychiatric nurses' image for nursing students was 4.03±0.46. Models including the variables, empathy, communication ability and attitude toward mental illness explained 30.0% of the variance in the image of psychiatric nurses. Attitude toward mental illness was the most influential factor (β=.28, p<.001).
CONCLUSION
Based on the outcomes of this study, steps should be taken to design intervention programs that emphasize a positive image of psychiatric nurses for nursing students.

Keyword

Empathy; Communication; Attitude; Image; Students

MeSH Terms

Communication*
Empathy*
Humans
Nursing*
Students, Nursing*
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