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 The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2008;14(1):5-11. Published online June 30, 2008.
 The Effect of Interpersonal Relationships and Communication Curriculum Hyun, Mi-Yeul;Park, Eun-Ok; 1Department of Nursing, Che-Ju National University2Department of Nursing, Che-Ju National University 인간관계와 의사소통 교과목의 효과 측정 현미열, 박은옥 1제주대학교 간호학과2제주대학교 간호학과 Abstract PurposeThe purpose of this study was to identify the effects of interpersonal relationships and communication curriculum on interpersonal relations and self-esteem. Method: This study employed a two-group pre-post test study design. Data was collected from 70 subjects from April to June, 2006 at C university in Jeju, Korea. Forty subjects were in the control group and 30 subjects were in the experimental group. A structured curriculum was conducted for the experimental group once a week for 12 weeks, but not for the control group. For both groups the scores of interpersonal relations and self-esteem were measured before and after the curriculum. Data was analysed by $X^2$-test, t-test, paired t-test and Pearson correlation with SPSS. Results: The scores of interpersonal relations and self-esteem significantly increased in the experimental group. There were significant positive correlations between interpersonal relationships and self-esteem. Conclusion: In light of these results, interpersonal relationships and communication curriculum have a positive effect on interpersonal relations and self-esteem. Therefore, this study can provide basic data and direction in developing and applying a curriculum in education. Key Words: Interpersonal relations, Self confidence