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J Caring Sci. 2015;4(1): 55-62.
doi: 10.5681/jcs.2015.006
PMID: 25821759
PMCID: PMC4363652
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Original Research

Nursing Students’ Perception of Instructors’ Caring Behaviors in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences

Vahid Zamanzadeh 1, Masoumeh Shohani 2, Tina Palmeh 3 *

1 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Tabriz,
2 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Student Research Committee, Faculty of Nursing and Midwifery, Tabriz University
3 Department of Medical-Surgical Nursing, Student Research Committee, Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, International

Abstract

Introduction: Caring behaviors of clinical teachers is one of the most important and influential factors in the process of clinical instruction, so far has not been paid enough attention. In other words, there has been so little research done in this area, so that the researchers couldn't present the clear image of caring dimensions. Therefore, the present study was conducted to determine nursing students’ perception of instructors’ caring behavior. Methods: This descriptive study was performed on 240 nursing students in Tabriz University of Medical Sciences, Iran. The participants were selected through stratified random sampling method. The data were collected using Wade’s inventory for nursing students’ perception of instructor caring (NSPIC). Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics in SPSS13 software. Results: The level of nursing instructors' caring behavior during teaching students was medium to high with the mean and standard deviation of 4.65 (0.93), as the highest level belonged to the respectful sharing, and then respectively, instill confidence through caring, appreciation of life meanings, supportive learning climate, and control versus flexibility.Conclusion: The results obtained in this study demonstrate that there is a gap in some dimension in order to achieve optimum about instructors' caring behaviors. Examining and identifying the influential factors in this regard, and applying effective strategies by relevant authorities will be effective in qualitative promotion of clinical teaching.
Keywords: Behavior, Students, Nursing, Perception
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Submitted: 28 Feb 2015
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