A Comparative Study regarding Assertiveness, Self-esteem and Leadership Potentiality between Students of Selected Nursing and General College in West Bengal
Introduction: Nursing is a philanthropic profession and has a rich historical background. Nursing is an integral component of the entire health care delivery system. The objective of nursing education is to foster high standards of nursing practice and advancement of the profession and the reciprocal objective of nursing is to establish, promote and implement nursing education.
Materials and Methods: A comparative survey study was conducted to assess and compare assertiveness, self-esteem and leadership potentiality between 64 (sixty-four) 3rd year B.Sc. nursing students of College of Nursing, Medical College & Hospital, Kolkata; Government College of Nursing, S.S.K.M. Hospital, Kolkata and 60 (sixty) General college students of Brahmananda Keshab Chandra College, Bonhooghly, Kolkata, West Bengal. Non-probability purposive sampling technique was adopted. The tool consisted of socio-demographic profile, standardized tool for assessment of assertiveness and self-esteem and 30 item structured questionnaire for assessment of leadership potentiality.
Result: The study findings reveal that assertiveness (mean difference =0.74), self-esteem (mean difference=3.47) and leadership potentiality (mean difference=7.19) among general college students are higher than those of nursing college students. The results also indicate that assertiveness is positively correlated with self-esteem [“t” df (58)=2.00; p<0.05] and leadership potentiality [“t” df (58)=2.00; p<0.05] among general college students.
Conclusion: Investigator concludes that it is necessary to think about the enhancement of those three vital aspects. It can be done by modifying nursing education curriculum so that nursing students can improve professional skills and carry forward their professional legacy.
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