The effect of clinical mentor in developing caring behaviors of nursing students: A mixed method.

Bolatturk F. G., Uslusoy E. C.

Perspectives in psychiatric care, vol.58, no.4, pp.1786-1792, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 58 Issue: 4
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12989
  • Journal Name: Perspectives in psychiatric care
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.1786-1792
  • Keywords: behavior, caring, mentor, nursing, student
  • Süleyman Demirel University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose The study was conducted to determine the effect of clinical mentors on developing caring behaviors in nursing students. Design And Methods The present research was conducted using a mixed-method design and quasi-experimental pre-posttests (N = 14 Nursing Students). The Caring Behaviors Inventory-24 and a semi-structured interview form were administered. Findings As a result, five themes, humanism, caring, interpersonal caring relationship, caring behaviors, and motivation were determined. The postclinical interviews showed an increase in their caring behaviors compared with the previous interview. Practice Implications A clinical mentor, who is an expert in caring behaviors, has a positive effect on nursing students. Therefore, student nurses gain professional self-confidence and the quality of care and patient satisfaction increase.