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Title Mentoring Styles and Problems of Clinical Instructors in Nursing Institutions in Southern Philippines
Posted by Minnie Mamauag
Authors ¹Minnie Besin Mamauag, RN, MAN, DSN, ²Ephraim Mirafuentes, RN, MAN
Publication date Dec. 2017
Journal International Journal of Trend in Research and Development
Volume 4
Issue 6
Pages 576-599
Publisher International Peer Reviewed, Open Access Journal ISSN: 2394-9333
Abstract This study focused on the mentoring styles and mentoring problems by clinical instructors. Experienced nurse educators are a vital component in achieving quality nurse graduate. Achievement of healthy work environments for clinical instructors is critical to the safety, recruitment and quality nursing students. This study used the descriptive-correlational research design utilizing frequency, percentage, and weighted mean to determine common mentoring styles and mentoring problems of clinical instructors in Iligan City. There were 70 clinical instructors coming from the five (5) nursing institutions. Pearson product moment correlation coefficient measures the relationships between the clinical instructors‘ mentoring styles and the mentoring problems the clinical instructors experienced. This study found out that there were different kinds of mentors based on mentoring styles. Mentoring problems related to clinical instructor‘s job is frequently encountered; Role, Career development, Organizational Structure and Climate as a causal factor is sometimes experienced, whereas, Relationship at work is frequently assessed as a major concern by the clinical instructors and Home-Work Interface concern is seldom experienced. Coping Strategies is used frequently and Stress Symptoms is not usually manifested. All the 5 Mentoring Styles had a significant relationship to their Role concerns. There is a strong relationship between the mentoring problems with the mentoring styles of clinical instructors. Nursing Mentorship has always been a difficult and challenging profession. It is therefore vital that clinical instructor knows how to adjust and adapt in different situations. The data validated the idea that no definite mentoring style is exact for all situations. Since clinical instructors‘ deals with their mentee holistically (physically, emotionally, psychologically and even spiritually) the wide scope of the challenges involve with nursing mentoring is as diverse as the unpredictability of things.
Index terms / Keywords Mentoring Styles, Mentoring Problems, Clinical Instructors