Effects of online integrated teaching learning during COVID-19 epidemic on self-perception of leadership characteristics and professional outlook of the first-year bachelor nursing students

Authors

  • Darunee Jongudomkarn Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Somsakhool Neelasmith Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University
  • Ladawan Panpanit Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Kwansuda Boontoch Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, Thailand
  • Monrudee Manorat Faculty of Nursing, Khon Kaen University, Thailand

Keywords:

Integrated online teaching program, professional leadership characteristics, nursing student, COVID-19

Abstract

 This one-group pre-test post-test design aimed to examine effects of an online nursing science learning program during the COVID-19 epidemic on self-perception of leadership characteristics and professional outlook of nursing students. Sample were 158 first-year nursing students who participating in the 111 202 Nursing Science Course. Data collection was carried out online via Google Form using a self-assessment form developed by the researchers. Verification of the tool obtained indexes of Item-Objective Congruence (IOC) at 0.66-1.00 and Reliability test showed Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of 0.82.

Results revealed that after participating in the course, mean scores on self-perception of leadership characteristics (3.85±SD 0.43, n2=119) was higher than before participating in the course (3.76±SD 0.33, n1=145), while analysis using Wilcoxon Signed Ranks Test revealed no statistically significant difference (p-value>0.05).  Content analysis of open-ended questions regarding professional outlook in changing opinion toward nursing profession indicated almost all (95.80%) had a positive change in their attitudes towards nursing profession. Majority of them (77.80%) expressed high level of satisfaction (rating scores of 8-10 out of 10) after participating in the course. The findings of this study pointed out that this created teaching program could gear nursing students in a positive effect on leadership attributes and professional outlook. This could recommend adopting and applying this teaching learning program to further experiments with other courses and students in the future.

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Published

2022-03-29

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๋Jongudomkarn D, Neelasmith S, Panpanit L, Boontoch K, Manorat M. Effects of online integrated teaching learning during COVID-19 epidemic on self-perception of leadership characteristics and professional outlook of the first-year bachelor nursing students. JNSH [Internet]. 2022 Mar. 29 [cited 2022 Dec. 2];45(1):124-36. Available from: https://he01.tci-thaijo.org/index.php/nah/article/view/251481

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