The effect of a workshop on Egyptian nurse educators' motivation and attitude toward evidence based teaching

Farida Mahmoud Hassona, Chris Winkelman, Sahar Hamdy El-Sayed


Background: Motivations and attitude are known to influence goal directed activity such as adoption of new behaviors in teaching. Accordingly, understanding nurse educators’ motivation and attitudes toward evidence-based teaching is a critical step to successfully transforming the faculty’s culture to use best practices in nursing education. The aim of this study was to examine the effect of workshop, on Egyptian nurse educators' motivation and attitude toward evidence-based teaching over time.

Methods: Quasi-experimental design with three periods of data collection: a pre-test and two post-test periods at the School of Nursing, Zagazig University, Egypt. A convenience sample of nurse faculties who were invited to attend a one-day workshop was used. There were no exclusion criteria. Four tools were used: the Demographic form, the Follow-up form, The Situational Motivation Scale (SIMS), and the Evidence-Based Nursing Attitude Questionnaire (EBNAQ).

Results: A total of 48 nurse faculty agreed to participate in the study; they were female with a mean age of 30 years and an average of 5.5 years of experience in academic setting. Half of the participants had master’s degree or higher. There were significant differences between the pre-, post- and follow-up scores in three of the motivation subscales. Regarding “lack of motivation”, these scores and scores of attitude toward evidence based teaching did not change over time. There was a significant difference in the external regulation score comparing faculty subgroups (i.e., implementers versus non-

Conclusions: A workshop about best practices in nursing education fostered increased intrinsic motivation, identified regulation, and external regulation immediately and changes were sustained over a three month period. A total of 23% of workshop participants implemented an evidence-based education strategy after the workshop, promoting best practices in nursing education.

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Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

ISSN 1925-4040 (Print)   ISSN 1925-4059 (Online)

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