A Study of the English Language Competency and Related to Factors for Nurses in Taiwan

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/154091
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Title:
A Study of the English Language Competency and Related to Factors for Nurses in Taiwan
Abstract:
A Study of the English Language Competency and Related to Factors for Nurses in Taiwan
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2008
Author:Hu, Shui-Tao, MS, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan
Title:Nursing Supervisor and Nursing Instructor and PhD Student
Co-Authors:Shu-Chuan Ting, BSN, RN; Pei-Jane Wu, BSN, RN; Ying-Lan Lin, BSN, RN; Pei-Shuang Lee, BSN, RN; Kuei-Rong Lui, BSN, RN
[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Nowadays, international medical care is getting important and necessary. Therefore, English language competency for nurses will be of more importance in clinical practice. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine English language competency for nurses at a teaching hospital in the north of Taiwan. The descriptive design was used in the study. The study took place from May 10 - May 15, 2007. Totally, 138 nurses were recruited. The instruments used included nurses' demographic data and English language competency scale. The English language competency scale, which included the vocabulary (Grade 1 to 6), grammar, structure, blank, reading with 9 categories scored from 0 to 1, which used true and false choices. The score of each category was 5 and total scores were 45. The results showed that: 1) the most subjects had college degree (34.8%), N3 and N4 nursing ladder (26.8%), and more are interested in English (50.7%). In addition, most of the subjects' need to help, which followed by the vocabulary (72.5%), listening (61.6%), speaking (56.5%), reading (43.5%), grammar (36.2%), and writing (26.1%). 2) the total scores of English language competency were 35.1. The higher rank of Mean was followed by vocabulary Grade 1(4.83), vocabulary grade 2 (4.49), and grammar (4.04). 3) there was significant difference between interested in English and the mean English language competency. The results of this study should be provided to nurses as a reference to enhance the English language competency.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleA Study of the English Language Competency and Related to Factors for Nurses in Taiwanen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/154091-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Study of the English Language Competency and Related to Factors for Nurses in Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2008</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hu, Shui-Tao, MS, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Chang-Gung Memorial Hospital, Keelung, Taiwan</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Nursing Supervisor and Nursing Instructor and PhD Student</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">sheri0930@adm.cgmh.org.tw</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Shu-Chuan Ting, BSN, RN; Pei-Jane Wu, BSN, RN; Ying-Lan Lin, BSN, RN; Pei-Shuang Lee, BSN, RN; Kuei-Rong Lui, BSN, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Paper or Poster Presentation] Nowadays, international medical care is getting important and necessary. Therefore, English language competency for nurses will be of more importance in clinical practice. Therefore, the purpose of this study was to examine English language competency for nurses at a teaching hospital in the north of Taiwan. The descriptive design was used in the study. The study took place from May 10 - May 15, 2007. Totally, 138 nurses were recruited. The instruments used included nurses' demographic data and English language competency scale. The English language competency scale, which included the vocabulary (Grade 1 to 6), grammar, structure, blank, reading with 9 categories scored from 0 to 1, which used true and false choices. The score of each category was 5 and total scores were 45. The results showed that: 1) the most subjects had college degree (34.8%), N3 and N4 nursing ladder (26.8%), and more are interested in English (50.7%). In addition, most of the subjects' need to help, which followed by the vocabulary (72.5%), listening (61.6%), speaking (56.5%), reading (43.5%), grammar (36.2%), and writing (26.1%). 2) the total scores of English language competency were 35.1. The higher rank of Mean was followed by vocabulary Grade 1(4.83), vocabulary grade 2 (4.49), and grammar (4.04). 3) there was significant difference between interested in English and the mean English language competency. The results of this study should be provided to nurses as a reference to enhance the English language competency.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:44:14Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:44:14Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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