J Caring Sci. 2016;5(1):23-32.
doi: 10.15171/jcs.2016.003
PMID: 26989663
PMCID: PMC4794542
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Strategies for Managing Nursing Students’ Incivility as Experienced by Nursing Educators: a Qualitative Study

Mostafa Rad 1, Hossein Karimi Moonaghi 2 *

1 Department of Medical- Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran
2 Department of Medical- Surgical Nursing, Evidence- Based Caring Research Center, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, , Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, Mashhad, Iran


Introduction: Students’ incivility is an impolite and disturbing behavior in education and if ignored could lead to behavioral complexities and eventually violence and aggression in classrooms. This study aimed to reveal the experiences of Iranian educators regarding the management of such behaviors. Methods: In this qualitative study, qualitative content analysis method was used to evaluate the experiences and perceptions of nursing educators and students. A total of 22 persons (14 educators and 8 students) were selected through purposive sampling and individually interviewed. Results: Categories of unification of educators regarding behavioral management, teaching-learning strategy, friendship strategy and training through role playing, authority, appropriative decision-making and freedom, stronger relationships between students, reflection, and interactive educational environment were some strategies used by teachers for management of incivility. Conclusion: Educators suggested some strategies which could be used depending on uniqueness of behaviors and given situation. Educators and managers of medical fields can use these approaches in their classrooms to control uncivil behaviors.
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Submitted: 29 Feb 2016
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