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Title: Can the theory of planned behaviour predict nursing faculty's use of high fidelity simulation?
Authors: Walsh-Starkes, Arlene
Supervisor(s): Dr. Shawn Fraser (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Examining Committee: Mariann Rich (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Dr. Jeff Vallance (Centre for Nursing & Health Studies, Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Dr. Jeffrey Chang (Graduate Centre for Applied Psychology, Faculty of Health Disciplines)
Degree: Master of Nursing (MN)
Department: Faculty of Health Disciplines
Keywords: High Fidelity Simulation
Theory of Planned Behaviour
Nursing Faculty
Undergraduate Nursing Education
Subjective Norms
Perceived Behavioural Control
Registered Nurse educator
Issue Date: 4-May-2015
Abstract: High fidelity simulation (HFS) can have a positive impact on nursing education and safe patient care, yet HFS remains underutilized. In this study, the Theory of Planned Behaviour was used to explore the use of HFS in nursing education. In a cross-sectional, correlational design, 87 Registered Nurse educators (mean age = 48.6 years) completed an online survey assessing attitudes, subjective norms (SN) and perceived behavioural control (PBC). Attitudes, SN, and PBC explained 45% of the variance (p < .001) in intended use of HFS with attitude (β = 0.30, p < 0.05) and PBC (β = 0.61, p < 0.05) making significant unique contributions to intention. Subjective norms were not related to intentions (β = 0.01, p > 0.1). Nursing educators have positive attitudes towards HFS use and feel that it is beneficial, but feel low control over HFS use. Yet, given the opportunity, educators seem likely to use HFS.
Graduation Date: Jun-2015
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/10791/167
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