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Educación Médica

versión impresa ISSN 1575-1813


ANTONIN MARTIN, Montserrat  y  TOMAS-SABADO, Joaquín. Assessing attitudes of nursing students towards immigration before and after 11 March. Educ. méd. [online]. 2006, vol.9, n.1, pp.17-20. ISSN 1575-1813.

The phenomenon of immigration in our country has experienced an important quantitative change with the number of registered immigrants having trebled in the last three years. The fact that certain immigrant communities have been involved in terrorist attacks and organizations points to the idea of a possible deterioration of the attitudes of Spanish people toward immigrants. The aim of this study was to compare by means of a transversal descriptive study, the results obtained in the Attitude towards Immigration Scale answered by an accidental sample of 204 nursing students in February 2003 and April 2004. The findings suggest that the attitude toward immigration of those nursing students was significantly higher in the academic year 2003-2004 than in the previous year (p<0,05), which can be accounted for by the efficiency of the educational emphasis on the equity principle for all students, regardless of ethnic and cultural variables.

Palabras clave : Immigration; Attitude; Nursing students.

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