Manipulating Mentors' assessment decisions: Do Underperfroming student nurses use coercive strategies to influence mentors' practical assessment decisions?

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dc.contributor.author Hunt, Louise A. en
dc.contributor.author McGee, Paula en
dc.contributor.author Gutteridge, Robin en
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Malcolm en
dc.date.accessioned 2017-03-21T09:40:12Z
dc.date.available 2017-03-21T09:40:12Z
dc.date.issued 2016-08-28
dc.identifier.citation Hunt, L.A. et al. (2016) Manipulating mentors' assessment decisions: Do underperforming student nurses use coercive strategies to influence mentors' practical assessment decisions? Nurse Education in Practice, 20, pp. 154-162 en
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2086/13763
dc.description.abstract There is growing evidence of a culture of expectation among nursing students in Universities which leads to narcissistic behaviour. Evidence is growing that some student nurses are disrespectful and rude towards their university lecturers. there has been little investigation into whether they exhibit similar behaviour towards their mentors during practical placements, particularly when they, the students, are not meeting the required standards for practice. This paper focusses on adding to the evidence around a unique finding - that student nurses can use coercive and manipulative behaviour to elicit a successful outcome to their practice learning assessment (as noted in Hunt et al. (2016 p. 82)). Four types of coercive student behaviour were identified and classified as: ingratiators, diverters, disparagers and aggressors, each of which engendered varying degrees of fear and guilt in mentors. The effects of each type of behaviour are discussed and considered in the light of psychological contracts. Mechanisms to maintain effective working relationships between student nurses and mentors are bolster the robustness of the practical assessment process under such circumstances are discussed. en
dc.language.iso en en
dc.publisher Elsevier en
dc.subject Practical assessment en
dc.subject Mentor resilience en
dc.subject Coercive students en
dc.subject student nurse en
dc.subject mentor en
dc.title Manipulating Mentors' assessment decisions: Do Underperfroming student nurses use coercive strategies to influence mentors' practical assessment decisions? en
dc.type Article en
dc.identifier.doi http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.nepr.2016.08.007
dc.peerreviewed Yes en
dc.explorer.multimedia No en
dc.funder N/A en
dc.projectid N/A en
dc.cclicence N/A en
dc.date.acceptance 2016-08-25 en
dc.exception.reason From authors prev. inst. (BCU) not on BCU repository. no full text en


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