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The Impact of Openness to Diversity on Creativity of Nursing College Students with a Focus on Mediating Effects

간호대학생의 다양성 수용도가 창의성에 미치는 영향: 매개효과를 중심으로

  • Received : 2017.05.02
  • Accepted : 2017.06.28
  • Published : 2017.08.31

Abstract

Purpose: The purpose of this study is to examine how the acceptance of diversity of nursing college students affects creativity and to verify empirically the role of individual cooperative learning competency and unlearning competency in such influence relations. Methods: This study surveyed 209 nursing college students and analyzed the structured questionnaire data using SPSS WIN 21.0 and AMOS 18.0. Results: The results of this study were as follows. First, the creativity of the subjects showed significant correlations with all other variables. Second, diversity openness directly affected creativity. We also confirmed that diversity openness and cooperative learning competency have a positive effect on creativity through mediating unlearning competency. Conclusion: In order to enhance the creativity of nursing college students, diversity openness should be actively reflected in the curriculum. In addition, concrete teaching-learning strategies should be developed in order to increase and enhance the unlearning competency and cooperative learning competency of nursing students.

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