J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2015 Sep;21(4):393-404. 10.11111/jkana.2015.21.4.393.

Effects of Korean Enneagram Program on the Ego-identity, Interpersonal Relationship, and Self-leadership of Nursing College Students

  • 1Department of Nursing, Nambu University, Korea. wgkim@nambu.ac.kr
  • 2Department of Nursing, Chonnam National University, Korea.


This study was done to identify the effects of the Korean Enneagram program on college nursing students' ego-identity, interpersonal relationships and self-leadership.
A nonequivalent control group pre-posttest design was used. Twenty-nine students were in the experimental group receiving the Korean Enneagram program, and 28 were in the control group with no treatment.
'The experimental group will show higher scores for ego-identity (t=3.97, p<.001), interpersonal relationship (t=3.26, p=.002) and self-leadership (t=2.91, p=.007) compared to the control group 8 weeks after the program finished' was supported by significant differences in the scores between the two groups.
The findings indicate that the Korean Enneagram Program has a significant effect on improving ego-identity, interpersonal skills and self-leadership in nursing college students and the program can be used as a tool to promote the ego-identity, interpersonal skills and self-leadership of nursing students.


Nursing students; Anneagram program; Ego-identity; Interpersonal relations; Self-leadership

MeSH Terms

Interpersonal Relations
Students, Nursing


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