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Greener Journal of Medical Sciences

Vol. 11(1), pp. 30-36, 2021

ISSN: 2276-7797

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Personal factors affecting perception of distance learning of nursing curriculum among nursing students during COVID-19 pandemic



Radia M Bahman



Nursing Tutor, Nursing Institute, Public Authority for Applied Education and Training, Kuwait.







Article No.: 031321025

Type: Research



Background: Many factors affect the perception of e-learning among nursing students during COVID-19 pandemic. Among which personal characteristics play a cruciate role.

Methods: A questionnaire was sent online to all registered nursing students during the academic year 2019/2020. It included beside the general characteristics, 6 domains related to perception of distance learning. Each domain included a number of questions (items). Each item has 5 points Likert-scale (responses) starting from 4 for the highest positive perception and 0 for lowest negative perception. Score ≥ 75 was considered as positive perception whereas score < 75 was considered as negative perception. Association between personal factors and negative perception was tested using Chi square test and multiple logistic regression analysis.

Results: Older age of the nursing students was associated with negative perception of the first (OR = 1.20, CIs: 1.06 – 1.36), fifth (OR = 1.21, CIs: 1.10 – 1.37) and sixth (OR = 1.21, CIs: 1.10 – 1.38) domains. Also, being a female student was associated with negative perception of the fourth domain (OR = 3.88, CIS: 1.88 – 8.00). Working beside the nursing study seemed to be a protective factor against negative perception for the first (OR = 0.21, CIs: 0.08 – 0.61), fifth (OR = 0.23, CIs: 0.08 – 0.65) and sixth (OR = 0.16, CIs: 0.06 – 0.47) domains. Being in the third academic year was proved to be a protective factor against negative perception of the second (OR = 0.31, CIs: 0.11 – 0.91) and third (OR = 0.25, CIs: 0.09 – 0.69) domains.

Conclusion: Overall, older age of nursing students was associated with negative perception of e-learning (OR = 1.17, CIs: 1.20 – 1.34) whereas working beside the study was associated with positive perception (OR = 0.17, CIs: 0.07 – 0.60).


Accepted:  15/03/2021

Published: 22/03/2021


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Radia M Bahman

E-mail: radianurse@ yahoo. com

Phone: +96599034139



personal factors; nursing student; e-learning; perception





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Cite this Article: Bahman RM (2021). Personal factors affecting perception of distance learning of nursing curriculum among nursing students during COVID-19 pandemic. Greener Journal of Medical Sciences, 11(1): 30-36.



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