Publication Date

5-1-2007

Degree Type

Master's Project

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Chia-Ling Mao

Second Advisor

Lou Ellen A. Barnes-Willis

Abstract

The purpose of the study was to examine the level of cultural self-efficacy of graduating baccalaureate nursing students, who care for diverse populations, in a state funded university in the Silicon Valley, California. The level of cultural self-efficacy was measured using Bernal and Froman's Cultural Self-Efficacy Scale (CSES). A convenience sample of 48 nursing students completed an 8-item demographic questionnaire and a 26-item CSES. The subjects of this study were found to have an increased level of cultural confidence in comparison with previous studies. This study suggests nurse educators continue to incorporate cultural concepts and skills in the nursing curriculum.

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