Nursing Students Attitudes towards and Engagement in Behaviors of Academic Misconduct in Relationship to Cultural Identity

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156016
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Presentation
Title:
Nursing Students Attitudes towards and Engagement in Behaviors of Academic Misconduct in Relationship to Cultural Identity
Abstract:
Nursing Students Attitudes towards and Engagement in Behaviors of Academic Misconduct in Relationship to Cultural Identity
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:McCrink, Andrea, EdD, WHNP-BC
P.I. Institution Name:Adelphi University
Title:Assistant Professor of Nursing
[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how often nursing students (n = 193) enrolled in two associate degree nursing programs in the United States engaged in behaviors of academic misconduct and their attitudes towards behaviors of academic misconduct. Given the changing demographics of students enrolled in nursing programs in the United States, this study also explored the role cultural identity has on nursing student engagement in behaviors of academic misconduct and their attitudes towards academic misconduct. Methods:   The researcher developed survey, following use of an expert panel for content validity and factor analysis, was distributed to second-year associate degree nursing students. Descriptive statistics, an analysis of variance, correlation analysis and regression analysis was used in this study. Results:   Data from this study revealed that nursing students continue to engage in behaviors of academic misconduct and that their attitudes towards behaviors of academic misconduct do not ensure that they will not engage in specific behaviors of academic misconduct.  Contrary to the prevailing literature, no significant difference was found among four cultural identities on the frequency of engagement in behaviors of academic misconduct and attitudes towards nursing academic misconduct. Conclusion: Unfortunately, academic misconduct by nursing students remains a pervasive and problematic issue in nursing education. The failure of a nursing student to be honest in any didactic and/or clinical situation has the potential to jeopardize current and future nursing practice by graduating students who are incapable of providing safe, competent, ethical, and caring nursing care. Awareness of this issue by nurse educators and practicing nurses is a measure which may significantly reduce incidences of academic misconduct and ensure ethical nursing practice.
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.titleNursing Students Attitudes towards and Engagement in Behaviors of Academic Misconduct in Relationship to Cultural Identityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156016-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Nursing Students Attitudes towards and Engagement in Behaviors of Academic Misconduct in Relationship to Cultural Identity</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">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">McCrink, Andrea, EdD, WHNP-BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Adelphi University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">amccrink@adelphi.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Research Presentation] Purpose: The purpose of this study was to explore how often nursing students (n = 193) enrolled in two associate degree nursing programs in the United States engaged in behaviors of academic misconduct and their attitudes towards behaviors of academic misconduct. Given the changing demographics of students enrolled in nursing programs in the United States, this study also explored the role cultural identity has on nursing student engagement in behaviors of academic misconduct and their attitudes towards academic misconduct. Methods: &nbsp; The researcher developed survey, following use of an expert panel for content validity and factor analysis, was distributed to second-year associate degree nursing students. Descriptive statistics, an analysis of variance, correlation analysis and regression analysis was used in this study. Results: &nbsp; Data from this study revealed that nursing students continue to engage in behaviors of academic misconduct and that their attitudes towards behaviors of academic misconduct do not ensure that they will not engage in specific behaviors of academic misconduct.&nbsp; Contrary to the prevailing literature, no significant difference was found among four cultural identities on the frequency of engagement in behaviors of academic misconduct and attitudes towards nursing academic misconduct. Conclusion: Unfortunately, academic misconduct by nursing students remains a pervasive and problematic issue in nursing education. The failure of a nursing student to be honest in any didactic and/or clinical situation has the potential to jeopardize current and future nursing practice by graduating students who are incapable of providing safe, competent, ethical, and caring nursing care. Awareness of this issue by nurse educators and practicing nurses is a measure which may significantly reduce incidences of academic misconduct and ensure ethical nursing practice.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:22:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:22:26Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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