ERIC Number: ED133639
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan-9
Reference Count: 0
An Evaluation of Experiential Methods to Increase Empathy in Associate Degree Nursing Students. Applied Educational Research and Evaluation.
Schell, Jane E.
Human relations training, as a method of teaching empathy, is a relatively recent concept in the health care field. To determine the value of human relations training for associate degree nursing students was the objective of this report. Sophomore nursing students were exposed to human relations training, growth group or transactional analysis sessions after the administration of a standardized test of empathy, the R A-E. Following the group experiences, they were retested with the same instrument. An analysis of variance was used to determine whether or not human relations training was more effective than other group processes in the development of empathy. The F-ratio was significant at the 0.05 level. T-tests between all means indicated that mean R A-E changes between Experimental Group A pre to post test were of statistical significance. (Author)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Counselor Training, Empathy, Experiential Learning, Human Relations Programs, Intergroup Education, Methods Research, Nursing Education, Nursing Students, Program Effectiveness, Program Evaluation, Research Projects, Sensitivity Training, Training Methods, Two Year College Students
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. practicum, Nova University; Not available in hard copy due to marginal legibility of original document.