Nurse Academicians’ Attitudes Related to Academic Ethical Values and Related Factors

  • Duygu YıldırımEmail author
  • Merve Kırşan
  • Servet Kıray
  • Esra Akın Korhan
  • Çağatay Üstün
  • Fisun Şenuzun Aykar


Academic ethical values, having the well-deserved place by nursing and other scientific fields, and developing of the nursing science are proportionate to obeying the academic ethical values and internalizing those values. This study was carried out to determine the nurse academicians’ attitudes related to ethical values and related factors. The descriptive research was carried out between the dates of May and June 2017. The scope of the research consisted of nurse academicians working for two universities in Turkey and the sample of the study consisted of 103 nurse academicians who had accepted to participate in the research. Data were collected by using “Descriptive Characteristics Information Form” and “Academic Ethics Values Scale”. Ethical considerations: Ethic approval from the institution, the Training and Research Hospital Noninvasive Clinical Studies Ethics Committee at the University of İzmir Katip Çelebi, and written approval from the owner of the scale were taken in order to carry out the study. The average age of the participants was 35.7 ± 9.6 (min: 23, max: 65), 95% of them were female, and 51.5% of them were working as research assistants. The nurse academicians’ total item point average was 177,99 ± 11,01 and the attitudes of nurse academicians towards academic ethical values were positively. When the sub-dimension item point averages of the scale were examined, the lowest item point average was determined for the sub-dimension of “Scientific Research” (21.16. ± 3.80) as the highest item point average were being determined for the sub-dimension of “Teaching Process” (58.66 ± 5.27). In this study that the participants’ attitudes towards academic ethical values were found meaningful at a high level, it was seen that academic assignment and age were important factors for the nurse academicians’ attitudes towards the colleagues and the teaching process.


Nurse academician Academic ethical values Ethics Nursing 


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The authors declare no conflict of interest in this study.

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of Health Science, Department of NursingIzmir Katip Çelebi UniversityIzmirTurkey
  2. 2.Institute of Health Science, Department of NursingIzmir Katip Çelebi UniversityIzmirTurkey
  3. 3.Faculty of Medicine, Department of History of Medicine and Medical EthicsEge UniversityIzmirTurkey
  4. 4.Faculty of NursingEge UniversityIzmirTurkey

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