Effects of Perception on Hospice, Self-esteem, Knowledge on Advance Directives in Nursing Student on Attitudes toward Advance Directives

간호대학생의 호스피스 인식, 자아존중감, 사전의료의향서에 대한 지식이 사전의료의향서에 대한 태도에 미치는 영향

  • Jung, Mi-Ra (Department of Nursing, Hanyeong College University) ;
  • Jeong, Eun (Department of Nursing, Gwangyang Health Sciences University)
  • 정미라 (한영대학교 간호학과) ;
  • 정은 (광양보건대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2019.04.28
  • Accepted : 2019.07.20
  • Published : 2019.07.28


The purpose of this study was to examine relationships among perception on hospice, self-esteem, knowledge on advance directives and attitudes toward advance directives and identify the factors that affect attitudes toward advance directives in nursing students. The data were collected from 216 nursing students in the two colleges located Jeonnam and December 03 2018 to December 07 2018. The data were analyzed by descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Scheffe, Pearson's correlation coefficient, and multiple regression with SPSS 20.0 program. The result of the multiple regression indicates the perception on hospice, gender, intention to execute advance directives and influence of religion on one's life predict 29.7% (F=12.566, P=.000) of attitudes toward advance directives. Therefore, it is necessary to develop a program to establish attitudes toward advance directives by providing professional education on perception on hospice of nursing students.


Hospice;Self-esteem;Advance directives;Nursing;student

Table 1. General characteristics of participants

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Table 2. Degree of perception of hospice, self-esteem, knowledge on advance directives, attitudes toward advance directives

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Table 3. Differences of attitudes toward advance directives by general characteristics of participants

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Table 4. Correlations among perception of hospice, self-esteem, knowledge on advance directives, attitudes toward advance directives

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Table 5. Influencing factors on attitudes toward advance directives

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