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Personality development in nursing education: A Swedish study
The Centre for Public Health Research, The County Council of Värmland, Sweden.ORCID iD: 0000-0001-8274-6065
1993 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 7, no 2, 79-83 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
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The aim of the study was to explore personality development during nursing education. The sample consisted of 122 Swedish nursing students. Ninety-three per cent of the students were female and the mean age at the beginning of the nursing education (which lasts for two years) was 27.6 years. Personality inventories were administered at the beginning and end of the education. The post-education assessment rendered several statistically significant differences of means. Compared with the pre-education assessment, the nursing students reported a more positive profession-oriented self-perception at the end of the education, a stronger ideal, real, and mirror identity, a reduced trait anxiety, stronger needs for achievement, exhibition, autonomy, dominance, and nurturance, and a weaker abasement need. The practical significance of the results was discussed.

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1993. Vol. 7, no 2, 79-83 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:fhs:diva-2928OAI: oai:DiVA.org:fhs-2928DiVA: diva2:572958
Available from: 2012-11-29 Created: 2012-11-29 Last updated: 2017-01-04Bibliographically approved

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