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Differences in universal diverse orientation among nursing students in Australia

Journal Article


Abstract


  • With globalization and intensified migration, an attitude of awareness and acceptance of both similarities and differences among people-known as universal-diverse orientation (UDO)-is a positive benefit that students may bring to a nursing program. Using a cross-sectional survey design, this study measured students' UDO using the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale-Short Form (M-GUDS-S). Among 816 nursing students, those born in a non-English-speaking country had higher M-GUDS-S scores (P < 0.001), and those who spoke both English and non-English at home had consistently higher scores in all three M-GUDS-S subscales. However, those who never spoke English at home had low scores in the "Comfort with Differences" subscale if they had lived in Australia for only a few years. Nursing students from a non-English-speaking background could potentially enrich cross-cultural educational experiences for all students, but students who have recently settled in Australia may need support to feel a sense of connectedness. �� 2007 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Andrew, S., Koch, J., & Davidson, P. M. (2007). Differences in universal diverse orientation among nursing students in Australia. Nursing Outlook, 55(6), 296-302. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2007.07.005

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-36448943589

Start Page


  • 296

End Page


  • 302

Volume


  • 55

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • With globalization and intensified migration, an attitude of awareness and acceptance of both similarities and differences among people-known as universal-diverse orientation (UDO)-is a positive benefit that students may bring to a nursing program. Using a cross-sectional survey design, this study measured students' UDO using the Miville-Guzman Universality-Diversity Scale-Short Form (M-GUDS-S). Among 816 nursing students, those born in a non-English-speaking country had higher M-GUDS-S scores (P < 0.001), and those who spoke both English and non-English at home had consistently higher scores in all three M-GUDS-S subscales. However, those who never spoke English at home had low scores in the "Comfort with Differences" subscale if they had lived in Australia for only a few years. Nursing students from a non-English-speaking background could potentially enrich cross-cultural educational experiences for all students, but students who have recently settled in Australia may need support to feel a sense of connectedness. �� 2007 Mosby, Inc. All rights reserved.

Publication Date


  • 2007

Citation


  • Salamonson, Y., Everett, B., Andrew, S., Koch, J., & Davidson, P. M. (2007). Differences in universal diverse orientation among nursing students in Australia. Nursing Outlook, 55(6), 296-302. doi:10.1016/j.outlook.2007.07.005

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-36448943589

Start Page


  • 296

End Page


  • 302

Volume


  • 55

Issue


  • 6

Place Of Publication