Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2015 , Vol 6, Issue 3
Communication Skills of Students At a Health High School and Related Variables
Özlem Aşcı, Güleser Hazar, Meliha Yılmaz
Artvin Çoruh Üniversitesi, Sağlık Yüksekokulu, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Artvin, Türkiye Objective: This study was conducted in order to determine the degree of perception of students receiving education in health high school, regarding communication skills. The study investigated whether or not their perception of communication skills created a significant difference, according to certain variables, and also examined the correlation between their perception of communication skills and these variables.

Methods: The sample group consisted of 289 students. Data regarding perceptions of communication skills was collected by using the “Communication Skills Evaluation Scale (CSES)”. The data was analyzed by using frequency, Kruskal-Wallis H (KW) test, Mann-Whitney U (U) test and Spearman's correlation analysis.

Results-Conclusion: The majority of the population of the student group were female (67.1%) with an age average of 21.16 ± 1.69. The CSES mean score of students was 102.54+11.44. Female students had higher perceptions of communication skills compared to male students (p=0.002). As academic success levels increased, the CSES mean scores significantly increased (p=0.007). There was a positive significant correlation between the number of siblings, academic success levels and the CSES scores. As a consequence, the perceptions of students receiving education in a health high school regarding communicational skills was related to academic success and the number of siblings. The increase of class year did not change perception of communication skills, which was remarkable. It was important to note that the perception of communication skills in male students, was lower and as their perception of academic success increased, their perception of communication skills could increase, as well. Keywords : nursing, education, nursing students, communication