Title

An assessment of the character formation of second year nursing students of De La Salle-Health Sciences Campus based on the ten natural means

Date of Completion

10-2005

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Character, Students

Abstract

The study utilized a descriptive method of research. The subjects were composed of 371 second year nursing students of DLS-HSC who were randomly selected. The self-made questionnaire consists of two (2) parts: the respondent’s socio-demographic data and the formulated questions by the researchers based on the 10 natural means posited by Austin Woodburry (1998) used to assess the character formation of the respondents. The statistical instruments used were mean, t-test, frequency distribution, and f-test. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) Most of the respondents were female, Catholic, have Class C socio-economic status, with a two-career type of family structure, Cavitenos and were residing at home; 2) In the natural mean A - Development of Bodily Health, the character formation of the respondents is very good with a mean result of 3.95. In natural mean B - Control of moods, the character formation of the students is very good based on the mean result of 4.06. In natural mean C - Refinement of Sensibility through Arts and Polite Social Intercourse, the mean result of 4.50 showed that the students had an excellent character formation. In natural mean D - Avoidance of Continual Bustle and Dissipation, the mean result of 3.95 is interpreted as very good character formation. In natural mean E - Self-Discipline by Acts of Self-Denial, the character formation of the respondents was very good as evidenced by the mean result of 3.77. The character formation of the respondents to natural mean F - Good Companionship is very good with a mean result of 4.10. In natural mean G - Friendship with the Good, the character formation of the respondents was excellent as evidenced by a mean result of 4.50. The character formation of the respondents to the natural mean H - Liberal Education was very good with a mean result of 4.34. The character formation of the respondents to natural mean I - Cultivation of Morally Elevated Interests was very good based on the overall mean of 4.04. The character formation of the respondents in the natural mean J - Practice of the Moral Virtues was very good as evidenced by the mean result of 4.37. The total character formation of the respondents based on the 10 natural means was very good based on the mean result of 4.16; 3) There was no significant difference on the character formation of BSN 2 students according to 10 natural means when grouped according to gender, religion, socio-economic status, family structure, ethnic affiliation and place of residency.

First Advisor

Alely S. Reyes

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