Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

The Relationships of Violence Nursing and Midwifery Students Experience During Their Clinical Practices with Submissive Behaviors and Some Variables


Yard. Doç. Dr. Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi, Aydın Sağlık Yüksekokulu


Öğrenci, Adnan Menderes Üniversitesi Aydın S. Y. O., Hemşirelik Bölümü 4. Sınıf Öğrencisi

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2012; 20: 53-61
Read: 1110 Downloads: 682 Published: 17 December 2019

Aim: This study has been carried out to determine the relationships between violence nursing and midwifery students experience during clinical practices with submissive behaviors and some other variables.

Method: The cross sectional study was carried out on 170 nursing and midwifery students of Health School of a University in Spring Semester of 2008–2009 Education Period. Data were gathered by the questionnaire prepared in accordance to preliminary literature about violence experienced in practice work environments and Submissive Act Scale.

Results: 38,8% of students told that they had experienced violence during their clinical practices. Among those with violence experience 69.6% indicated that they experienced psychological violence and 36.0% had experienced violence from their teachers. 25.9% of all students told that they had experienced violence before their start at the university, 41.8% experienced violence by their parents and 46.4% and 46.4% told that they experienced physical violence. The students’ mean score of Submissive Act Scale was 34.72±8.56, in general. The submissive behavior points of nursing students and students experienced violence before university entrance were higher than those of midwifery students and students without violence experience, respectively.

Conclusion: Violence is a community health problem seen in all populations. Violence among health personnel is a part of this problem. The students should be educated about how they protect they self against violence in practice settings.

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