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

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620039
Title:
Manipulating mentors' assessment decisions: Do underperforming student nurses use coercive strategies to influence mentors' practical assessment decisions?
Authors:
Gutteridge, Robin ( 0000-0002-1803-3295 ) ; Hunt, Louise A; McGee, Paula; Hughes, Malcolm
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 focuses 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 and bolster the robustness of the practical assessment process under such circumstances are discussed.
Publisher:
Elsevier
Journal:
Nurse Education in Practice
Issue Date:
Aug-2016
URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/2436/620039
Additional Links:
http://www.journals.elsevier.com/nurse-education-in-practice
Type:
Article
Language:
en
ISSN:
1471-5953
Appears in Collections:
FEHW

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dc.contributor.authorGutteridge, Robinen
dc.contributor.authorHunt, Louise Aen
dc.contributor.authorMcGee, Paulaen
dc.contributor.authorHughes, Malcolmen
dc.date.accessioned2016-09-12T14:52:13Z-
dc.date.available2016-09-12T14:52:13Z-
dc.date.issued2016-08-
dc.identifier.issn1471-5953en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/2436/620039-
dc.description.abstractThere 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 focuses 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 and bolster the robustness of the practical assessment process under such circumstances are discussed.en
dc.language.isoenen
dc.publisherElsevieren
dc.relation.urlhttp://www.journals.elsevier.com/nurse-education-in-practiceen
dc.rights.urihttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/*
dc.subjectPractical assessmenten
dc.subjectnarcissistic studentsen
dc.subjectmentor resilienceen
dc.subjectcoercive studentsen
dc.subjectstudent nurseen
dc.titleManipulating mentors' assessment decisions: Do underperforming student nurses use coercive strategies to influence mentors' practical assessment decisions?en
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.journalNurse Education in Practiceen
dc.date.accepted2-08-
rioxxterms.funderBirmingham City Universityen
rioxxterms.identifier.projectUoW120916RGen
rioxxterms.versionAMen
rioxxterms.licenseref.urihttps://creativecommons.org/CC BY-NC-ND 4.0en
rioxxterms.licenseref.startdate2017-08-27en
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