The Influence of Ethical Values and Ethical Sensitivity on Character of Nursing Students

윤리적 가치관과 윤리적 민감성이 간호대학생의 인성에 미치는 영향

  • Received : 2018.06.08
  • Accepted : 2018.09.20
  • Published : 2018.09.28


The purpose of this study was to examine the influence of ethical values and ethical sensitivity on character in junior and senior nursing students. A total of 356 surveys were analyzed using SPSS version 20. T-test, ANOVA/Kruskal-Wallis test, Pearson correlation coefficients, and stepwise multiple regression analysis were used. The results of the study showed that the main factors influencing character was patient oriented care in ethical sensitivity (${\beta}=0.258$), followed by nurse-colleague relationship among ethical values (${\beta}=0.153$), religion (${\beta}=0.131$), professional responsibility in the ethical sensitivities (${\beta}=0.101$), and the above variables accounted for 43.3% of character (F=44.960, p<.001). This study confirmed that ethical values and ethical sensitivity are important variables affecting character and convergence course integrating above factors needs to be provided for nursing students.


Nursing students;Ethical values;Ethical sensitivity;Character;Convergence


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