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The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2011;17(2):149-158.
Published online August 31, 2011.
The Effects of a Communication Training Program on Communication and Interpersonal Relationships of Nursing Students
Shin, Kyung-Ah;Lee, Eun-Sook;
1Department of Nursing, Chunnam Techno College
2Department of Nursing, Chunnam Techno College
의사소통 훈련 집단프로그램이 간호대학생의 대인 의사소통과 인간관계에 미치는 효과
신경아, 이은숙
1전남과학대학교 간호과
2전남과학대학교 간호과
The present study was to examine the effects of a communication training program on nursing students' interpersonal communication and relationships. Methods: This study was quasi-experimental research using a non-equivalent pre-post design. The subjects were 40 sophomore nursing students who were divided into an experimental group of 20 members and a control group of 20 members. The communication training program consisted of 8 sessions of small group training and each session lasted 120 minutes. A pretest, posttest and follow-up test (6 months after the program was terminated) were conducted to measure Inter-personal Communication Inventory and Relationships Scale. Data was analyzed by $X^2$-test, independent t-test, paired t-test and Friedman test with SPSS. Results: The communication training program was very effective in enhancing the nursing students' communication and interpersonal abilities. Nursing students' communication ability in the experimental group, however, decreases after 6 months while there is no change in the control group. Nursing students' interpersonal relationships in the experimental group was maintained at the follow-up test. Conclusions: This study supports that a communication training program has a positive effect on improving the nursing students' communication skill and interpersonal relationships.
Key Words: Communication, Interpersonal relation, Nursing students

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