J Korean Acad Fundam Nurs.  2016 Feb;23(1):42-50. 10.7739/jkafn.2016.23.1.42.

Clinical Competence and Organizational Socialization according to Communication Style of Preceptors as Perceived by New Nurses

  • 1Emergency Department, Pusan National University Hospital, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, Pusan National University, Korea. haedang@pusan.ac.kr


The purpose
of this study was to examine clinical competence and organizational socialization according to communication style of preceptors as perceived by new nurses.
From May 1 to July 31, 2014, data were collected from 180 new graduated nurses who had been working for 3~12 months in hospitals in Busan and one in Gyungnam. Data were analyzed using descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, and Pearson correlation coefficients.
Preceptors's communication style perceived by the new nurses included supportive type, reflective type, emotive type, and directive type in order of precedence. The average score for clinical competence was 2.82+/-0.31, and the average score for organizational socialization was 3.05+/-0.40. There were significant differences in nurses' clinical competence(F=9.087, p<.001) and organizational socialization (F=30.129, p<.001) according to preceptor's communication style.
Results indicate that supportive and emotive communication styles of preceptors were important factors in the success of the preceptees' clinical competence and organizational socialization.


Preceptorship; Communication; Clinical competence; Socialization
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