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The Relationship Between Incivility and Engagement in Nursing Students at a State College

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2012
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This study investigated the relationship between engagement, as measured with the Community College Student Survey of Engagement Course Feedback Form, and incivility, as measured with the Incivility in Nursing Education Survey, in 268 nursing students at a state college. A significant relationship was identified between the composite variables representing engagement and incivility. Specifically, the composite engagement variables representing active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, student effort, and academic challenge were positively related to the composite incivility variable reflecting the consideration of disruptive student behavior. Data analysis determined that the most disruptive classroom behavior reported were students holding distracting conversations. The use of computers for non-classroom activities was cited as the most frequently observed disruptive act. The study examined the presence of any differences in the levels of student engagement or incivility between first- and second-year students. No differences in either of these two constructs were identified. The study results suggest a relationship between incivility and engagement and denote the most prevalent and disruptive nursing student behaviors.
Title: The Relationship Between Incivility and Engagement in Nursing Students at a State College.
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Name(s): Cicotti, Cheryl, Author
Cintron Delgado, Rosa, Committee Chair
Owens, James, Committee Member
Boyd, Tammy, Committee Member
Morgan, Mark, Committee Member
University of Central Florida, Degree Grantor
Type of Resource: text
Date Issued: 2012
Publisher: University of Central Florida
Language(s): English
Abstract/Description: This study investigated the relationship between engagement, as measured with the Community College Student Survey of Engagement Course Feedback Form, and incivility, as measured with the Incivility in Nursing Education Survey, in 268 nursing students at a state college. A significant relationship was identified between the composite variables representing engagement and incivility. Specifically, the composite engagement variables representing active and collaborative learning, student-faculty interaction, student effort, and academic challenge were positively related to the composite incivility variable reflecting the consideration of disruptive student behavior. Data analysis determined that the most disruptive classroom behavior reported were students holding distracting conversations. The use of computers for non-classroom activities was cited as the most frequently observed disruptive act. The study examined the presence of any differences in the levels of student engagement or incivility between first- and second-year students. No differences in either of these two constructs were identified. The study results suggest a relationship between incivility and engagement and denote the most prevalent and disruptive nursing student behaviors.
Identifier: CFE0004528 (IID), ucf:49253 (fedora)
Note(s): 2012-12-01
Ed.D.
Education, Educational and Human Sciences
Doctoral
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Subject(s): student incivility -- student engagement -- nursing students
Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/ucf/fd/CFE0004528
Restrictions on Access: public 2012-12-15
Host Institution: UCF

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