Preprint Article Version 1 Preserved in Portico This version is not peer-reviewed

Social-Emotional Competence and Academic Achievement of Nursing Students in the Fourth Industrial Revolution Era: A Canonical Correlation Analysis

Version 1 : Received: 18 January 2021 / Approved: 19 January 2021 / Online: 19 January 2021 (11:00:04 CET)

A peer-reviewed article of this Preprint also exists.

Kim, S.-H.; Shin, S. Social–Emotional Competence and Academic Achievement of Nursing Students: A Canonical Correlation Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1752. Kim, S.-H.; Shin, S. Social–Emotional Competence and Academic Achievement of Nursing Students: A Canonical Correlation Analysis. Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1752.

Journal reference: Int. J. Environ. Res. Public Health 2021, 18, 1752
DOI: 10.3390/ijerph18041752

Abstract

This study was conducted to investigate the correlations between social-emotional competence (SEC) and academic achievement (AA) among nursing students and to compare students’ level of each core skill of SEC (critical thinking disposition, self-directed learning, creativity, emotional intelligence, problem-solving, and collaboration) and academic achievement (clinical performance and subjective academic achievement). A cross-sectional design was adapted. Data were collected from 195 nursing students in the junior and senior years who had participated in clinical practicum from four universities in South Korea. General characteristics, levels of critical thinking disposition, self-directed learning, creativity, emotional intelligence, problem-solving, collaboration, and academic achievement were collected via self-reported questionnaire. Canonical correlation analysis was performed to evaluate the relationship between SEC and AA. The canonical correlation coefficient between SEC and AA was .762. Critical thinking disposition (Rs = .89), problem-solving (Rs = .86), cooperation (Rs = .80) made the most important contributions to SEC. Clinical performance (Rs=.95) and subjective AA (Rs=.57) were correlated with AA. SEC should be addressed to improve the AA of nursing students. All core skills of SEC should be regularly promoted. It is particularly urgent for nursing students to improve their creativity.

Keywords

professional competence; academic success; emotional intelligence; students; nursing

Comments (0)

We encourage comments and feedback from a broad range of readers. See criteria for comments and our diversity statement.

Leave a public comment
Send a private comment to the author(s)
Views 0
Downloads 0
Comments 0
Metrics 0


×
Alerts
Notify me about updates to this article or when a peer-reviewed version is published.
We use cookies on our website to ensure you get the best experience.
Read more about our cookies here.