Health Commun.  2019 Dec;14(2):103-108. 10.15715/kjhcom.2019.14.2.103.

Effects of Self-Awareness, Other-Awareness and Empathy on Communication Ability of Nursing Students

Affiliations
  • 1Assistant Professor, Department of Nursing, Seoyeong University, Korea. joysujung@seoyeong.ac.kr
  • 2Undergraduate Student, Department of Nursing, Seoyeong University, Korea.

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify factors affecting communication ability of nursing students.
METHODS
The participants were 140 students in nursing college at the G city. The data were collected using online-questionnaires from July 4 to July 10 2018 and analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, Pearson correlation analysis and multiple linear regression analysis with SPSS 20.0 program.
RESULTS
The results show that communication ability was statistically significant according to self-awareness, other-awareness, empathy. Multiple regression analysis found that the factors influencing communication ability of nursing students were empathy(β=.540), self-awareness(β=.429), other-awareness(β=.375). These variable factors explained community ability as 46.3%.
CONCLUSIONS
This study suggests that empathy, self-awareness, other-awareness are significant factors of communication ability of nursing students. Therefore, strategies to improve communication ability of nursing students should be developed with consideration for empathy, self-awareness, other-awareness.

Keyword

Self-awareness; Other-awareness; Empathy; Communication ability

MeSH Terms

Communication*
Empathy*
Humans
Linear Models
Nursing*
Residence Characteristics
Students, Nursing*
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