Ciencia y enfermería
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RIVAS R, Edith; RIVAS L, Angélica and BUSTOS M, Luis. VALUES EXPRESSED IN STUDENTS OF NURSING: TEMUCO - CHILE, 2009. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2011, vol.17, n.2, pp. 65-75. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532011000200008.
Introduction: The values and skills of nurses (I) are facilitators of professional socialization and basic for decision-making. Objectives: To relate personal values expressed in nursing students in their 4th semester, Universidad de La Frontera (UFRO). Temuco - Chile, 2009. Methodology: Cross-sectional, correlational study. Purposive sample of 70 students of fourth semester of nursing. Data collection, through the Personal Values Profle instrument (Portrait Values Questionnaire). Results: On a scale of core values, the total average score was 4.8, considered important, according to Likert scale, ranging from 3.6 to 6.7. Scale of secondary values, whose total average score was 5, considered important, with a range of 3.6 to 6.7. Significant Core Values relationship between level of advancement and curriculum (p = 0.026) and between Mapuche with secondary values (p <0.0001). Conclusions: The Core Values were considered important by the students studied, where the value “giving meaning to life” has the highest average score. In addition, significant difference between these values and have repeated courses previously, was observed. Also, as for secondary values, significant difference between the Mapuche and these values, was found. The personal development is enhanced by their personal and professional values and discipline must be structured so that from the philosophical perspective, language and values, can create strategies that enable active and reflective guide and put forward professional in harmony with its social context.
Keywords : Discipline; social values; nursing.