Factors Influencing to the Cultural Competence in Nursing Students

간호대학생의 문화적 역량 영향요인

  • Received : 2014.03.31
  • Accepted : 2014.06.20
  • Published : 2014.06.28


The purpose of this study was to investigate the level of multicultural competencies and influencing factors of multicultural competencies in nursing students. The participants of 181 subjects were recruited from three colleges in K and B. A structured questionnaire was used to collect data, and data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, one way-ANOVA and multiple regression with SPSS/WIN 17.0. Results showed that cultural competence of nursing students was middle range. There was a significant positive correlation between cultural competence, empathy, and self-efficacy. The significant factors influencing cultural competence of nursing students were empathy, self-efficacy, and education of multiple cultural. These three factors explained 51% of the variance in multicultural competencies of nursing students. The study finding suggest that to develop the learning program with achievement level of multicultural competencies for nursing students.


Cultural competency;Empathy;Self- efficacy;Nursing;Students


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