Effect of Field Experiences through Reflective Thinking on Self Esteem among Nursing Students


  • Aryuporn Kaiwikaikosol วิทยาลัยพยาบาลบรมราชชนนี พุทธชินราช


reflective thinking, nursing students, self esteem, field experiences


This quasi-experimental research with two groups pretest-posttest design aimed to determine the effect
of field experiences through reflective thinking on self-esteem of nursing students. Samples included 32 students of the 3rd year nursing students. Samples were purposively selected based on the inclusion criteria. They were  randomly assigned into experimental group and control group, 16 subjects in each group. The experimental  received reflective thinking technique as enhancing self-esteem. The control group received regular technique
activity. Data were collected by using Rubin' s self-esteem scale. Its reliability was 0.88. Data were analyzed
by using descriptive statistics and t-test. Results revealed that 1) After the intervention completed, self-esteem mean scores of students in the experimental group were non statistically significanthigher than those before  intervention 2) Self-esteem mean scores of students in the experimental group were significantly higher than  those in the control group (p < .05.) Therefore, field experiences through reflective thinking should be applied in other subjects in order to improve higher self-esteem of nursing studentscontinuously. This will enhance problem solving skills for their life problems and health care service problems effectively.


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How to Cite

Kaiwikaikosol, A. . (2021). Effect of Field Experiences through Reflective Thinking on Self Esteem among Nursing Students. NU Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences, 15(1), 127–137. Retrieved from https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/NurseNu/article/view/249344