Mediating Effect of Nursing Professionalism on the Relationship between Critical Thinking Disposition and Consciousness of Bioethics in Nursing Students

간호대학생의 비판적 사고성향과 생명윤리의식: 간호전문직관의 매개효과

  • Lee, Oi Sun (Department of Nursing, Changshin University) ;
  • Kim, Eun Jae (Department of Nursing, JinJu Health College)
  • 이외선 (창신대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 김은재 (진주보건대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2018.02.20
  • Accepted : 2018.04.20
  • Published : 2018.04.28


The purpose of this study is to examine to identify the mediating effects of nursing professionalism in the relation between consciousness of bioethicscritical and critical thinking disposition. Data were collected by self-report questionnaires targeting 264 nursing students in two nursing colleges located in B and C city province. Data were analyzed with SPSS/PC ver 23.0 programs. There were significantly positive correlations between critical thinking disposition, nursing professionalism and consciousness of bioethics. Nursing professionalism fully mediated the relationship between critical thinking disposition and consciousness of bioethics. Theses results indicated that in order to improve the consciousness of bioethics of nursing students, it is necessary to develop and t est the program for improving not only on the critical thinking disposition but also on the nursing professionalism.


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