The Turkish Online Journal of Distance Education

Interaction In Distance Nursing Education


The purpose of this study is to determine psychiatry nurses’ attitudes toward the interactions in distance nursing education, and also scrunize their attitudes based on demographics and computer/Internet usage. The comparative relational scanning model is the method of this study. The research data were collected through “The Scale of Attitudes of Nurses towards Distance Nursing Education”, developed by the researcher. Reability coefficients for the whole scale and the two sub-dimensions determined by varimax rotation were calculated through Cronbach α Formula. The Chi-Square test was employed to test the construct validity of the scale could be determined. The research findings revealed that the scale was valid and reliable and the nurses’ attitudes towards interaction in distance nursing education in the sub-dimensions were high.

KEYWORDS: Interaction, distance Nursing Education, Nurses’ Attitudes, Distance Education, Psychiatry Nurses.