- Kim Yong-Soon*, Park Jee-Won*, Son Youn-Jung*, Han Sung-Suk** Division of Nursing Science, College of Medicine, Ajou University ** College of Nursing, Catholic University
This descriptive study was designed to find out the relationship between moral self concept and ethical sensitivity of nurse administrators. Study data were collected from Aug 6, 2001 to Aug, 24, 2001. Study subjects were 283 nurse administrators working in university hospitals. Moral self concept was measured with questionnaire developed by Chung (1965) and ethical sensitivity was measured with the questionnaire developed by the researcher. The 4-point Likert scale questionnaire had 32 items
1. The mean score of moral self concept was 3.06.
2. The mean score of ethical sensitivity was 2.84
3. Nurse administrator's moral self concept was significant in total clinical practice career (F=3.52, p= .02).
4. Nurse administrator's ethical sensitivity was significant in current working place (F=3.91, p= .01).
5. When ethical dilemma occurred in nursing administrative state, the one group of no difficulty in ethical decision making was more high score than the other group in moral self concept. There was significant difference between two groups in moral self concept.
6. Nurse administrator's moral self concept was significantly related to ethical sensitivity (r= .34, p= .00)
In conclusion, nurse administrator's moral concept of self and ethical sensitivity was relatively high score. Total clinical practice career is significant difference in moral concept of self and the current working place is significant difference in ethical sensitivity. There was significantly related to both moral concept of self and ethical sensitivity. Thus, it is important to intensify individual moral concept of self in order to improve ethical sensitivity of nurse administrators. Also, it is recommended that investigate variables affected their moral concept of self and develop to promote nursing education program for moral concept of self.