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Self esteem and student nurses: a cross cultural study of nursing students in Thailand and the UK

Sasat, S., Burnard, Philip, Edwards, Deborah Janye ORCID:, Naiyapatana, W., Hebden, U., Boonard, W., Arayathanitkul, B. and Wongmak, W. 2002. Self esteem and student nurses: a cross cultural study of nursing students in Thailand and the UK. Nursing and Health Sciences 4 (1/2) , pp. 9-14. 10.1046/j.1442-2018.2002.00095.x

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Self-esteem is a key feature in a person's perception of their own worth. This report is of a study of the reported self-esteem levels of two groups of student nurses: one in Thailand and one in the UK. Purposive samples of 120 Thai students and 101 UK undergraduate nursing students were given the Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventory (CFSEI-2). The CFSEI-2 is a self-reported inventory, which measures an individual's perception of self. The findings of the study indicate that the perceptions of own self-esteem in undergraduate student nurses in the UK and in Thailand were comparable to the normal ranges of self-esteem as assessed by the instrument. An independent sample t-test revealed that there were no significant differences in mean overall and subscale self-esteem scores between UK and Thai nursing students. There were no indications of differences in levels of self-esteem for UK and Thai nursing students experiencing different parts of their training.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self Concept; Students, Nursing; Students, Nursing; Adolescent: 13-18 years; Adult: 19-44 years; Male; Female
Publisher: Wiley-Blackwell
ISSN: 1441-0745
Last Modified: 24 Oct 2022 10:10

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