Nursing Students' Fear of Negative Evaluation and Perceptions of Clinical Decision-Making

Doğan D., SERPİCİ A.

JOURNAL OF NURSING EDUCATION, vol.62, no.6, pp.325-331, 2023 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 62 Issue: 6
  • Publication Date: 2023
  • Doi Number: 10.3928/01484834-20221011-02
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, AgeLine, Applied Science & Technology Source, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA)
  • Page Numbers: pp.325-331
  • Bursa Uludag University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Nursing is a profession based on theo-retical knowledge and practice, and the clinical decision -making process is important. Many factors affect the fear of negative evaluation, and fear of a negative evaluation is a potential variable that can affect clinical decision-making. Method: This descriptive cross-sectional study included undergraduate nursing students (n = 283). Results: Nursing students'fear of a negative evaluation and clinical decision -making scale scores were 31.92 & PLUSMN; 08.51 and 149.18 & PLUSMN; 13.67, respectively. No significant relationship was identified be-tween the scores (p > .05). Conclusion: The fear of a nega-tive evaluation was not associated with nursing students' perceptions of clinical decision-making. To reduce nurs-ing students' fear of a negative evaluation and improve their clinical decision-making ability, appropriate train-ing programs should be developed and implemented by nursing educators and administrators. [J Nurs Educ. 2023;62(6):325-331.]