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dc.contributor.authorBrown, SJen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorWhite, Sen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorBowmar, Aen_NZ
dc.contributor.authorPower, Nen_NZ
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-09T23:20:23Z
dc.date.available2016-10-09T23:20:23Z
dc.date.copyright2016-10-10en_NZ
dc.identifier.citationInternational Journal of Innovation and Research in Educational Sciences. Volume 3, Issue 5, ISSN (Online): 2349–5219
dc.identifier.issn2349-5219en_NZ
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10292/10077
dc.description.abstractStudying introductory human physiology is an essential part of the nursing, midwifery, and paramedicine university curriculum. Academic success is important, although attitude also contributes to an undergraduate’s experience. We measured attitude to physiology using a novel semantic differential purpose-designed diagnostic instrument, in 338 midwifery, nursing, and paramedicine undergraduates studying 2 compulsory courses in human physiology. The courses were a first semester introductory course (HAP 1) and a second semester course (HAP 2). Exploratory factor analysis identified 2 components, described as affective attitude (12 items), and cognitive attitude (8 items). Component scores were not different between the nursing, midwifery, and paramedicine programmes (P>0.05, Kruskall-Wallis 1-way ANOVA). However, the affective attitude score (mean (sd)) for HAP 1 was higher than HAP 2 (4.81 (0.61) versus 4.59 (0.57), P<0.01, Mann-Whitney U test), whereas the cognitive attitude score for HAP 1 was lower than HAP 2 (3.65 (0.45) versus 3.80 (0.45), P<0.01, Mann-Whitney U test). The instrument was simple to both administer and complete, and appeared to have a suitable structure to quantify both affective and cognitive components of attitude - it may be a suitable instrument to measure the effects of curriculum changes on student attitude, and monitor students’ attitude throughout a programme.
dc.publisherTimeline Publication
dc.relation.urihttp://www.ijires.org/index.php/issues?view=publication&task=show&id=190
dc.rightsThis work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-ShareAlike 4.0 International License.
dc.subjectAttitude; Factor analysis; Paramedicine; Physiology
dc.titleAttitude to Physiology in Undergraduate Nursing, Midwifery, and Paramedicine Studentsen_NZ
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.accessrightsOpenAccessen_NZ
aut.relation.endpage307
aut.relation.issue5en_NZ
aut.relation.startpage302
aut.relation.volume3en_NZ
pubs.elements-id211895
aut.relation.journalInternational Journal of Innovation and research in Educational Sciencesen_NZ


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