Converging Influence of Empathy and Prejudice against Mental Illness on Discriminatory Behavior toward the Mentally Illness Patients in the Nursing Students

간호대학생의 공감능력과 정신질환에 대한 편견이 정신질환자에 대한 차별행동에 미치는 융합적 영향

  • Moon, Weon-Hee (Department of Nursing Science, Pai Chai University) ;
  • Kwon, Myoungjin (Department of Nursing Science, Daejeon University) ;
  • Kim, Young-Hee (Department of Nursing Science, Daejeon Institution of Science and Technology)
  • 문원희 (배재대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 권명진 (대전대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김영희 (대전과학기술대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2016.09.30
  • Accepted : 2016.12.20
  • Published : 2016.12.31


This study is descriptive correlational research to analyze converging influence of empathy and prejudice on discriminatory behavior toward the mentally illness patients in the nursing students. Research objects are 175 students of department of nursing and who understand purpose of this study and agree with participate in this study. Collected Data were analyzed t-test, ANOVA, Pearson's correlation coefficient, Linear Regression by IBM SPSS 21.0 program. As a result empathy increased prejudice and discriminatory behavior on mentally illness patients was reduced. And prejudice against mentally illness patients was increased discriminatory behavior. In addition, factors that affect the discriminatory behavior of the mentally illness patients are gender, prejudice and empathy. In order to reduce prejudice and discriminatory behavior on mentally illness patients of nursing college students suggest that brief training program and the need for promoting empathy in the nursing curriculum.


Supported by : 배재대학교


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