The purpose of this study was to examine student and faculty perspectives of student incivility in the online learning environment and social media platforms and to describe the participants’ recommendations for promoting civility.
Mixed-method design was used to collect data from a convenience sample of students and faculty in a nursing program in the Southeast United States.
53 faculty members and 203 nursing students participated, and the majority agreed that incivility is a problem to some degree. Several themes emerged for effectively promoting civility.
Incivility is a problem, but students and faculty believe the use of proactive strategies may be effective in promoting civility. Implications for International Audience: As more nursing programs move to the OLE, even if temporarily as occurred during the pandemic, coupled with the increase in social media use, there is need to recognize and implement strategies to thwart the incidence of incivility.
Funding source: Sigma Theta Tau International-Local Zeta Gamma Chapter
Award Identifier / Grant number: $1000 (No Award Number)
Research funding: A small grant in the amount of $1,000 USD was awarded to the investigators of this study by Sigma Theta Tau International-Zeta Gamma Chapter. The funding organization played no role in the study design; in the collection, analysis, and interpretation of data; in the writing of the report; or in the decision to submit the report for publication.
Author contributions: All authors have accepted responsibility for the entire content of this manuscript and approved its submission.
Competing interests: Authors state no conflict of interest.
Informed consent: Informed consent was obtained from all individuals included in this study.
Ethical approval: Not applicable.
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