The Comparing of Demographic Profile with Obstacles and Successfulness of Using English for Communication Skills in the Nursing Profession of Nursing Students in Private University, Saraburi
Keywords:Obstacles, success, English for Communication skills, Nursing profession, Nursing students
At present, with the ASEAN community in Thailand, a nursing professional field is requiring more English communication at work, and with others in this 21st century. The English communication skills are important to ensure the smooth and successful achievement at work of their profession. The objectives of this study were 1). to study the level of obstacle and success in English communication of nursing students at private university, Saraburi 2) to compare the difference of the obstacles and success in using English skills for communication of nursing students at private university, Saraburi divide by demographic profile. The purposive sampling group was a cohort of ninety-two nursing students at private university, Saraburi who passed the “English for nursing communication” course in the academic year 2018. The tool was adapted from the relevant literature review. The statistical analysis was t-test and One-Way ANOVA. The three sections; general information, the obstacles in using English for communication which was further branched into the learners, the instructors and the institution, and the success in using English for communication and was tested for the content validity and the reliability. The Alpha-reliability Coefficient obtained was 0.90. The study found that the obstacles to the learners were high, while both the instructors and institution were at a moderate level. The successfulness in using English for communication was high. The different genders and ages have no obstacles and success different. However, the different grades have a different level of both obstacles in learner and instructors at significant level of 0.05 but not different in obstacle of institution and success. Therefore, instructors should encourage and increase the motivation to study English communication for the learners. In the 21st century, there are many opportunities to practice using English for communication in everyday life which help increase confidence in using English for Communication in the nursing profession. Moreover, using English for communication increases the nursing students’ self-confidence and their opportunities in the professional field of nursing.
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