Iranian Journal of Nursing and Midwifery Research

ORIGINAL ARTICLE
Year
: 2014  |  Volume : 19  |  Issue : 5  |  Page : 542--544

Similarities and differences in cultural values between Iranian and Malaysian nursing students


Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad1, Rogayah Jaafar2, Ahmad F Abul Rahim2 
1 Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery school, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Zabol, Sistan and Baluchestan, Iran
2 Department of Medical Education, Medical School, Universiti Sains Malaysia, Kubang Kerian, Kelantan, Malaysia

Correspondence Address:
Abdolghani Abdollahimohammad
Department of Nursing, Nursing and Midwifery School, Zabol University of Medical Sciences, Ferdowsi St, Zabol
Iran

Background: Cultural values are invisible and relatively constant in societies. The purpose of the present study is to find diversities in cultural values of Iranian and Malaysian nursing students. Materials and Methods: Convenience sampling method was used for this comparative-descriptive study to gather the data from full-time undergraduate degree nursing students in Iran and Malaysia. The data were collected using Values Survey Module 2008 and were analyzed by independent t-test. Results: The means of power distance, individualism, and uncertainty avoidance values were significantly different between the two study populations. Conclusions: The academics should acknowledge diversities in cultural values, especially in power distance index, to minimize misconceptions in teaching-learning environments.


How to cite this article:
Abdollahimohammad A, Jaafar R, Abul Rahim AF. Similarities and differences in cultural values between Iranian and Malaysian nursing students .Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res 2014;19:542-544


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Abdollahimohammad A, Jaafar R, Abul Rahim AF. Similarities and differences in cultural values between Iranian and Malaysian nursing students . Iranian J Nursing Midwifery Res [serial online] 2014 [cited 2023 Feb 5 ];19:542-544
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