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