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Self esteem and student nurses: a cross cultural study of nursing students in Thailand and the UK

Sasat, S., Burnard, Philip, Edwards, Deborah Janye, Naiyapatana, W., Hebden, U., Boonard, W., Arayathanitkul, B. and Wongmak, W. 2002. Self esteem and student nurses: a cross cultural study of nursing students in Thailand and the UK. Nursing and Health Sciences 4 (1/2) , pp. 9-14. 10.1046/j.1442-2018.2002.00095.x

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Abstract

Self-esteem is a key feature in a person's perception of their own worth. This report is of a study of the reported self-esteem levels of two groups of student nurses: one in Thailand and one in the UK. Purposive samples of 120 Thai students and 101 UK undergraduate nursing students were given the Culture-Free Self-Esteem Inventory (CFSEI-2). The CFSEI-2 is a self-reported inventory, which measures an individual's perception of self. The findings of the study indicate that the perceptions of own self-esteem in undergraduate student nurses in the UK and in Thailand were comparable to the normal ranges of self-esteem as assessed by the instrument. An independent sample t-test revealed that there were no significant differences in mean overall and subscale self-esteem scores between UK and Thai nursing students. There were no indications of differences in levels of self-esteem for UK and Thai nursing students experiencing different parts of their training.

Item Type: Article
Date Type: Publication
Status: Published
Schools: Healthcare Sciences
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Uncontrolled Keywords: Self Concept; Students, Nursing; Students, Nursing; Adolescent: 13-18 years; Adult: 19-44 years; Male; Female
ISSN: 1441-0745
Last Modified: 15 Nov 2013 10:49
URI: http://orca.cf.ac.uk/id/eprint/43317

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