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The influence of protective motivation and standard precaution attitude of nursing students on infection control confidence
Journal of the Korean Data & Information Science Society 2019;30:827-37
Published online July 31, 2019;
© 2019 Korean Data and Information Science Society.

Jung Tae Son1 · Bo Gyeong Lee2 · Eun Kyung Lee3

123The Research Institute of Nursing Science, College of Nursing, Daegu Catholic University
Correspondence to: Assistant professor, (42472) The Research Institute of Nursing Science·College of Nursing, Daegu Catholic University, 33, Duryugongwon-ro 17-gil, Nam-gu, Daegu, Korea. E-mail:

This research is supported by a Daegu Catholic University reseach fund.
Received May 16, 2019; Revised June 16, 2019; Accepted June 18, 2019.
This is an Open Access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution Non-Commercial License ( which permits unrestricted non-commercial use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original work is properly cited.
The purpose of this study was to identify the protective motivation, standard precaution attitude and infection control confidence of nursing college students, and try to understand the effect of protection motivation and standard precaution attitude on infection control confidence. A convenience sample of 104 nursing students who attended nursing college and experienced clinical practice answered the questionnaires. Data were analyzed by t-test, Pearson correlation and multiple regression analysis. The results showed that protective motivation and standard precaution attitude of nursing college students had a significant relationship with infection control confidence, and the more positive the protective motivation and standard precaution attitude were, the more the infection control confidence improved. It is necessary to strengthen infection control education using standardized protocols and to provide various direct and indirect training opportunities related to infection control to nursing college students in order to improve protection motivation and induce positive standard precaution attitude. This will improve the infection control confidence of nursing college students and ultimately lead to active infection control activities.
Keywords : Infection control confidence, nursing students, protective motivation, standard precaution attitude.