Communication skills and self-esteem among undergraduate nursing students in UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus / Airina Raheimi ...[et al.]

Raheimi, Airina and Gibi, Eva Christy and Ab Rahman, Norshahira (2018) Communication skills and self-esteem among undergraduate nursing students in UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus / Airina Raheimi ...[et al.]. [Student Project] (Unpublished)


Introduction: Self-esteem and communication skills are two important aspects that every university student should have especially nursing student. University education consists of presentation and group discussion while nursing profession involve dealing with lot of people which require nursing students to have good self-esteem and communication skills to survive in university life and in future nursing profession. Objectives: The aim of this study is to assess the self-esteem and communication skills among undergraduate nursing students in UiTM Selangor, Puncak Alam Campus. Methods: A cross-sectional study was performed on 187 undergraduate nursing students from all semesters which were selected using purposive sampling. The instruments used in this study were Rosenberg Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Personal Report of Communication Apprehension (PRCA- 24) to evaluate self-esteem and communication skills. Results: Nursing students had moderate level of self-esteem and communication skills with mean scores of M=17.0, SD=3.0 and M=70.2, SD=4.0 respectively. However, (18.7%) had low level of self-esteem and (12.7%) had low communication skills. Upper second-class students were observed to have the highest communication skills scores compared to First class and Lower second class students. Besides, a poor positive correlation was observed between self-esteem and semesters. Conclusion: As a conclusion, nursing students have moderate self-esteem and communication skill but interventions still need to be considered as some students do have low self-esteem and communication skills.


Item Type: Student Project
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Raheimi, Airina
Gibi, Eva Christy
Ab Rahman, Norshahira
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Fauzi, Rosuzeita
Subjects: B Philosophy. Psychology. Religion > BF Psychology > Differential psychology. Individuality. Self
H Social Sciences > HM Sociology > Social psychology > Interpersonal relations. Social behavior
L Education > LB Theory and practice of education > Performance. Competence. Academic achievement
Divisions: Universiti Teknologi MARA, Selangor > Puncak Alam Campus > Faculty of Health Sciences
Programme: Bachelor of Nursing
Keywords: Self-esteem, communication skills, demographic factor, academic achievement, undergraduate, nursing
Date: July 2018
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