Effect of peer evaluation training on senior nursing students’ performance enrolled in nursing administration course

Reda A. Abo Gad, Heba K. Obied


Objective: Senior nursing students have to be active participants in their learning process; this can be done through peer evaluation, hence they need to be trained to provide and accept constructive feedback to help their professional growth. So, this study aimed to assess the effect of peer evaluation training on senior nursing students’ performance in nursing administration course.

Methods: The subject included all (152) available senior nursing students enrolled in nursing administration course at faculty of Nursing-Tanta University. Peer evaluation knowledge test (25 questions), nursing students’ peer evaluation attitude scale (31 items) and nursing student’s peer evaluation checklist (65 items) were used to collect the study data.

Results: Experimental nursing students group's total knowledge and performance about peer evaluation were significantly improved post than pre training sessions and than comparison nursing students group. Majority of experimental nursing students group agreed that peer evaluation was beneficial. Significant positive relation at P ≤ .05 was found between the experimental and comparison nursing students groups’ total level of knowledge, their attitude and peer evaluation performance post-sessions.

Conclusions: Senior nursing students’ knowledge, performance and attitude about peer evaluation were improved after implementation of the training sessions. So, peer-evaluation method is recommended to be integrating into formal learning activities and establishing trustful reassuring learning environment.


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DOI: https://doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v7n4p55

Journal of Nursing Education and Practice

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

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