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Is there a relationship between moral competencies and the formation of professional identity among nursing students?


ABSTRACT: BackgroundMoral competencies are essential for nursing work. Professional identity is a set of values and beliefs that a person has about her/his job, which includes moral values as well. The development of moral competencies and formation of professional identity in nursing students occurs mainly during their college years. The aim of this study was to investigate the relationship between moral competencies and the formation of professional identity among nursing students.MethodsThis study was designed as a descriptive-correlational study. The study population was consisted of nursing students who were enrolled in nursing schools at the time of the study. Two hundred and twenty-one nursing students completed the study tools. The research tools were a demographic questionnaire, Moral Development Scale for Professionals (MDSP), and Professional Identity Scale for Nursing Students (PISNS).ResultsThe mean (SD) of MDSP and PISNS scores was 45.69?±?5.90 and 55.61?±?12.75, respectively. There was a significant statistical relationship between MSDP and PISNS scores (p?

SUBMITTER: Haghighat S 

PROVIDER: S-EPMC7288505 | BioStudies | 2020-01-01

SECONDARY ACCESSION(S): 10.5539/gjhs.v7n2p284

REPOSITORIES: biostudies

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