Title

Level of assertiveness of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute student nurses Batch 2014 in caring for hospitalized clients

Date of Completion

2013

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Assertiveness (Psychology), Nursing Students, Patient Care

Abstract

The research design used was a quantitative-descriptive type of research. One hundred sixty eight (168) student nurses from batch 2014 of De La Salle Health Sciences Institute were chosen as respondents. They are male and female student nurses, Catholic and non-Catholic, aged 18-25 years old, and who have been exposed in the clinical setting taking care of hospitalized clients. The marital status and the parenting style of the respondent's parents were also taken into account. Total population sampling was used to identify the respondents. A self-made questionnaire was used as research instrument. Data was analysed using mean, frequency distribution, t-test, f-test, and Cronbach’s Alpha. The study concluded that (1) majority of the respondents were females, with their parents married and were permissive, Catholics, and have more or less Php 36,934 family income per month; (2) the level of assertiveness of DLSHSI student nurses Batch 2014 in caring for hospitalized clients was high; there was no significant difference in the level of assertiveness of DLSHSI student Batch 2014 in caring for hospitalized clients when grouped according to gender, marital status of parents, parenting style, religion and socio-economic status.

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