An Analysis of Factors Affecting the Growth of Humanized Health Care Identity of Nursing Students Using the Latent Growth Curve Model

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Supranee Meunya
Pakorn Prachanban


          The purpose of this research were study growth of humanize health care identity and to determine the effect of hypothesized covariates on growth of humanize health care identity of nursing students. The sample consisted of nursing students in nursing colleges under the jurisdiction of Institute of Praboromarajchanok, Ministry of Public Health. The research instrument was 1) the humanize health care identity scale, 2) the questionnaire is relationship between teachers and students, 3) the questionnaire is relationship between students and peer, and 4) the attitude toward the nursing profession of nursing students’ scale. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, Pearson's correlation coefficient and the latent growth curve model, SPSS for Windows and Mplus were employed for data analysis.

          The result revealed that:

  1. The growth of humanize health care identity of nursing students using the latent growth curve model was fitted with empirical data. The mean intercept and slope were 4.261 and .088, respectively, indicate that on average, nursing students had initial humanize health care identity status of 4.261 and steady increase in growth rate of 0.088 over time.

  2. The substantial covariate factor effecting on growth of humanize health care identity of nursing students were the attitude toward the nursing profession, relationship between students and peer.


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