Dissertation/Thesis Abstract

The Relationship between Coping Responses and Perceptions about Nursing Student Incivility among Nurse Educators in the Southern Region of the United States
by Pyles, Michele Patterson, Ph.D., William Carey University, 2016, 138; 10155592
Abstract (Summary)

Research has clearly defined the issue of nursing student incivility, with evidence that uncivil encounters are on the rise and occurring on a routine basis. The rise in incivility among nursing students is causing great concern for nurse educators and administrators alike. For this reason, it is necessary to determine the reason why the issue persists, despite efforts to manage it. This mixed-methods convergent parallel design study examines the relationship between the coping responses and perceptions about nursing student incivility among nurse educators in the southern region of the United States. The Transactional Model of Stress and Coping (Lazarus & Folkman, 1984) forms the foundation of the study, which seeks to determine whether there is a correlation between the appraisals of stressful situations, like incivility, and the activation of coping responses. The model posits that individuals conduct a primary appraisal of the threat associated with a stressful encounter. If the encounter is deemed to be threatening, a secondary appraisal takes place to determine which coping response would best alleviate the stress. When no coping response is activated, no action is taken. Nurses are known to use negative coping responses like conflict avoidance when faced with stressful encounters; therefore, the chosen coping responses of nurse educators could be propagating the issue of nursing student incivility.

Indexing (document details)
Advisor: Mahaffey, Elizabeth
Commitee: Herron, LaWanda, Krebs, Ashley, Roberts, Jalynn
School: William Carey University
Department: School of Nursing
School Location: United States -- Mississippi
Source: DAI-B 78/03(E), Dissertation Abstracts International
Subjects: Education, Nursing, Organizational behavior
Keywords: Coping, Incivility, Nurse educator, Nursing student, Perceptions
Publication Number: 10155592
ISBN: 978-1-369-10666-4
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