Science Journal of Psychology
December 2014, Volume 2014, ISSN:2276-6278
© Author(s) 2014. This work is distributed under the Creative Commons Attribution 3.0 License.
Evaluation of some factors that determine the knowledge of mentoring among nurses in selected Teaching Hospital in South East Nigeria
Ndie E.C1, Mbah N.G2, Okafor C3 and Idam C4
Ebonyi State University Abakiliki, Dept of Nursing Science
University of Nigeria Teaching Hospital Enugu, Dept of Nursing Science, Nnamdi Azikiwe
Accepted 30 October, 2014, 2014; Available Online 31 December, 2014
The study aimed at evaluating effect of designation, level of education and years of experience of nurses on their knowledge of the concept of mentoring in Nursing. A descriptive survey research design was used. A convenient sampling technique was used to select a total of 740 nurses as follows (NAUTH Nnewi 230, UNTH Enugu 288 and FETHA Abakaliki 222). The instrument for data collection was questionnaire that was administered by the researchers themselves. The results show that only 30.1% of nurses know what mentoring men. The results also show that years of experience and level of education do not have significant effect (p>0.05) on the knowledge of nurses about mentoring in nursing. The results also show that designation (carder) having heard of mentoring and having been involved in mentoring have significant effect (p<0.05) on nurses knowledge of mentoring. It was concluded that nurses do not have the correct knowledge of mentoring. It was recommended that mentoring should be introduced in the curriculum of nursing training institutions.