A Study on the Cultural Competency and Demand for a Multicultural Education Program among Nursing College Students

간호대학생의 문화적 역량과 다문화 교육 요구도에 관한 연구

  • Received : 2013.09.04
  • Accepted : 2014.01.09
  • Published : 2014.01.31


This study analyzed the cultural competency and demand for a multicultural education program among nursing college students. The participants were 278 college students gathered through convenience sample method. Data were collected from November, 19 to 30, 2012 and analyzed using SPSS/PC Win 12.0 program. The major findings were as follows, First, the mean scores of cultural competency and demand for a multicultural education program were 2.8 and 3.9. respectively. Second, cultural competency scores of students varied with multicultural educational course experience. Third, demand for a multicultural education program varied in accordance with student's views of the necessity of multicultural education. Our results suggest that, courses focusing on understanding multicultural clients are needed and highly desired by nursing students.


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