Improving Student's Self-efficacy by Using Concept Map as A promising Teaching Strategy
Reda E elmeghawri, Wafaa F sleem

Objective: Nursing educators share the same struggle when teaching nursing courses for students; To keep students engaged in the learning process. They must help learners to balance the recall the content of knowledge close to development of cognitive skills. To achieve this goal, learners must retain, analyze, recall, organize, synthesize, prioritize, transfer, and apply this knowledge Aim the present study aimed to investigate the effect of using concept mapping on student's self-efficacy in nursing administration course. Methods: A quasi-experimental research design was used and the study sample included(376) students who were studied nursing administration course during the second semester of academic years 2018/2019 , They were divided into two groups experimental group(n=189)and control group(n=187).Data was collected by using , knowledge questionnaire regarding concept mapping of student’s ,Rubric for assessing concept maps, and Self-Efficacy scale. Results: Regarding concept map knowledge pre and post awareness sessions among the study group there was a statistically significant difference. And, there was a significant difference between both groups regarding the students’ self- efficacy. In addition the students in the study group exhibit change in perceived self- efficacy more than the students in the control group. Conclusions: Concept Maps are considered an effective educational method to promote self -efficacy. Recommendation: concept maps could be usefully used in other curricula and nursing instructors may improve the nursing self-efficacy via using them into course teaching and learning process.

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