Incivility among nursing faculty: A multi-country study

Al-Jubouri M. B., Samson-Akpan P., Al-Fayyadh S., Machuca-Contreras F. A., Unim B., Stefanovic S. M., ...More

Journal of Professional Nursing, vol.37, no.2, pp.379-386, 2021 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 37 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2021
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.profnurs.2020.04.002
  • Journal Name: Journal of Professional Nursing
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.379-386
  • Keywords: Incivility, Nursing faculty, Nursing education
  • Istanbul Medipol University Affiliated: Yes


Background: In nursing programs, incivility can be a main issue affecting future registered nurses, and this may threaten patient safety. Nursing faculty play an important role in this scenario to reduce incivility. Purpose: The aim of this study was to assess incivility among nursing faculty in different countries. Method: This descriptive (cross-sectional) study was conducted to assess the extent of incivility among nursing faculty by using Incivility in Nursing Education-Revised tool and a non-probability (convenience) sampling method was used. Three hundred ninety-five nursing faculty in 10 countries distributed in four continents participated in this study. Results: The results indicated that levels of incivility among participants in different countries were significantly different. Also, there was a significant difference (F = 9.313, P value = 0.000) among the nursing faculty concerning the behaviours that have been rated as disruptive. Furthermore, there was a significant difference (F = 6.392, P value = 0.000) among participants regarding uncivil behaviours that have occurred during the past 12 months. Conclusion: Regular assessments are needed to highlight uncivil behaviours and reduce them by making policies and rules in order to enhance academic achievement in nursing education.