Department of nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran
PhD, Nursing & Midwifery Care Research Center, Isfahan University of MedicalSciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Bachelor Student, Nursing and Midwifery School, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Department of Midwifery, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Isfahan University of Medical Sciences, Isfahan, Iran.
Self-efficacy in clinical performance had an important role in applying competencies; also competencies and self-efficacy in clinical performance influenced to quality care of nursing and midwifery students. So the present study aimed to define the relationship between clinical competencies and clinical self-efficacy among nursing and midwifery students.
Materials and Methods
This is a cross-sectional study conducted on 150 of nursing and midwifery students in Isfahan University of Medical Science, selected through two stage sampling in 2014. The participant completed questionnaires about personal/ educational characteristics and nursing competencies questionnaire (18 items) and clinical self-efficacy scale (37 items). The data were analyzed by, Pearson statistical test, t-test, variance analysis through SPSS version16.
The results showed that 50% (n=75) and 37.4% (n=56) of nursing and midwifery students had good clinical competence and clinical Self-Efficacy, respectively. Also the mean competencies and self-efficacy in clinical performance scores were 35.05± 1.2 and 76.03± 0.4 respectively. Pearson correlation coefficient showed that there was a positive linear correlation between the score of clinical competence and clinical self-efficacy (P<0.05, r=0.73).
The results reveal that self-efficacy is a significant predictor of a student's clinical performance therefore increasing clinical competence related to high clinical Self-efficacy.