J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2018 Feb;25(1):1-10. 10.7739/jkafn.2018.25.1.1.

Effects of Leadership, Critical Thinking Disposition, Professional Self-conception of Nurse on Happiness in Nursing Students

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  • 1Department of Nursing, Chung Cheong University, Cheongju, Korea. sujinwish@hanmail.net

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to investigate effects of leadership, critical thinking disposition, and professional self-conception of nurse on happiness in nursing students.
METHODS
Data ware collected from 160 nursing students from March to May 2015, using self reported questionnaire. Descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, correlation analysis and multiple regression were used to analyze the collected data.
RESULTS
Happiness in nursing students was correlated with leadership (r=.68, p < .001), critical thinking disposition (r=.36, p < .001) and professional self-conception of nurse (r=.57, p < .001). Factors significantly influencing happiness in nursing students were leadership (β=.48, p < .001), professional self-conception of nurse (β=.17, p=.032) and life satisfaction (β=.18, p=.003), with a total explanatory power of 53.0%.
CONCLUSION
The results of this study showed that leadership, critical thinking disposition, and professional self-conception of nurse should be promoted to increase happiness of nursing students.

Keyword

Happiness; Leadership; Thinking; Self-conception; Nursing student

MeSH Terms

Happiness*
Humans
Leadership*
Nursing*
Self Report
Students, Nursing*
Thinking*
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