Influence of Multicultural contact Experience and Ethnocultural Empathy on Multicultural acceptance among Nursing Students.

간호대학생의 다문화접촉경험과 문화적 공감이 다문화수용성에 미치는 영향

  • Noh, Yoon Goo (Department of Nursing, Changwon National University) ;
  • Lee, Oi Sun (Department of Nursing, Changshin University)
  • 노윤구 (국립창원대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 이외선 (창신대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.08.30
  • Accepted : 2018.11.20
  • Published : 2018.11.28


The purpose of this study is to investigate the effect of multicultural contact experience and ethnocultural empathy on multicultural acceptance in nursing students. Participants were nursing students in 3 universities in C city and data were collected from November 15 to December 20, 2017. Data were analyzed by t-test, one-way ANOVA, Pearson's correlation, multiple regression analysis using SPSS Win 23.0. It was found that: (a) multicultural acceptability had a positive correlation with emotional empathy(r=.56, <.001), cognitive empathy(r=.40, <.001), and experience of multicultural contact(r=.16, p=.040; (b) factors influencing multicultural acceptance were emotional empathy and cognitive empathy with 37.3% explanatory power. This study shows that emotional and cognitive empathy have positive effect on multicultural acceptance. This result may be useful in developing new strategies for enhancing multicultural acceptance.


Nursing students;Multicultural contact experience;Ethnocultural empathy Multicultural acceptance;Emotional empathy

Table 1. Levels of Multicultural contact experience, Ethnocultural empathy, and Multicultural acceptance

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Table 2. Differences in Multicultural contact experience, Ethnocultural empathy, and Multicultural acceptance according to Characteristics

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Table 3. Correlations between Multicultural contact experience, Ethnocultural empathy and Multicultural acceptance.

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Table 4. Factors Influencing on Multicultural acceptance

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