Analysis of the relationship between clinical instructors’ achievement motive, related factors and ways of thinking about clinical practice of nursing students
Kataoka, Mutsuko Shikoku Regional Bureau of Health and Welfare
Tanioka, Tetsuya The University of Tokushima Tokushima University Educator and Researcher Directory KAKEN Search Researchers
Nakanii, Mihoko Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
Aotani, Eriko Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
Takenaka, Mayumi Kawasaki University of Medical Welfare
Tobita, Syoko National Zentsuji Hospital
Kasai, Katsuyo National Zentsuji Hospital
For a better understanding of clinical instructors (CI)’ perceptions regarding clinical teaching behaviors, this paper examines the relationship between CI’ achievement motive, related factors and ways of thinking about clinical practice of nursing students.
A written questionnaire was completed by 133 CI out of a convenience sample of 152 CI working at two national hospitals as nursing managers or staff nurses who were responsible for the on-site education of nursing students in 3-year nursing diploma programs in 2002. Of the 133 responses, 106 were valid and used in this analysis. Four domains of the CI’s perceptions explored were achievement motive, and interests in clinical training for nursing students, ways of thinking about clinical practice, and perceived problems during clinical education.
The significant findings of this study were as follows : 1 ) There was a weak positive correlation between the years of nursing experience of CI and self-fulfillmentive achievement motive (r=0.215, p<0.05), but no significant correlation with competitive achievement motive ; 2 ) Higher motive for accomplishment of what the instructors personally valued was associated with a more positive CI’ attitudes toward the clinical practice of nursing students, as well as correlating to less than 10 years of nursing experience of the instructors (ANOVA, p<0.05) ; 3 ) The CI who worked as nursing managers including sub-managers and former managers showed higher interest in clinical training for nursing students than staff nurses (ANOVA, p<0.05).
The Journal of Nursing Investigation
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