J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2018 Jan;24(1):21-29. 10.11111/jkana.2018.24.1.21.

Factors affecting the Perception of Social Responsibility of Nursing Students

  • 1Graduate School of Yonsei University · Department of Nursing, Suwon Women's University, Korea.
  • 2Mo-Im Kim Nursing Research Institute, College of Nursing, Yonsei University, Korea. twlee5@yuhs.ac
  • 3Department of Nursing, Gyeongbuk College of Health, Korea.


The purpose of this study was to identify the perception and factors affecting social responsibility in nursing students.
The participants for this study were 301 nursing students in three universities and three colleges located in Seoul, Gyeonggi or Gyeongbuk in South Korea. Data were collected in Dec, 2015 using structured questionnaires and analyzed using independent t-test, one way ANOVA, Pearson correlation coefficient, multiple regression analysis with the SPSS/WIN 18.0 program.
The mean score for social responsibility of nursing students had a significant positive correlation with satisfaction with nursing major, nursing professionalism and sociality. Sociality, nursing professionalism and nursing major satisfaction were the major predictors of social responsibility and explained 51.0%(F=142.67, p < .001) of the total variance in the study.
The results suggest that it is necessary to develop strategies to promote the various nursing curricular programs that reinforce social responsibility in nursing college students.


Major satisfaction; Nursing students; Nursing professionalism; Sociality; Social responsibility

MeSH Terms

Social Responsibility*
Students, Nursing*



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