Nursing student self-efficacy in psychomotor skills: Findings from a validation, longitudinal, and correlational study

Giampiera Bulfone, Roberta Fida, Valerio Ghezzi, Loreana Macale, Alessandro Sili, Rosaria Alvaro, Alvisa Palese

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Student perceptions of self-efficacy (SE) prevent stress and burnout and improve engagement in nursing education, thus increasing learning outcomes. The study aims were to (1) validate a scale measuring nursing SE in psychomotor skills (NSE-PS), (2) describe changes in NSE-PS over time, and (3) explore NSE-PS correlations with burnout and engagement. A total of 1117 nursing students participated. A significant increase in the NSE-PS scores over the years has emerged; in addition, all NSE-PS dimensions were correlated negatively with burnout and positively with engagement.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)E1-E6
Number of pages6
JournalNurse Educator
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016


  • burnout
  • longitudinal study
  • nursing students
  • psychomotor skills
  • self-efficacy
  • student engagement

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