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Blended learning to promote professional behavior during the covid-19 pandemic: A pilot study

Peggy Sara Tahulending, Ni Gusti Ayu Eka , Rijanto Purbojo

Peggy Sara Tahulending
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia

Ni Gusti Ayu Eka
Department of Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia. Email: gusti.eka@uph.edu

Rijanto Purbojo
Department of Online Education, Universitas Pelita Harapan, Indonesia
Online First: December 28, 2021 | Cite this Article
Tahulending, P., Eka, N., Purbojo, R. 2021. Blended learning to promote professional behavior during the covid-19 pandemic: A pilot study. Bali Medical Journal 10(3): 1017-1022. DOI:10.15562/bmj.v10i3.2812


Background: Following the evidence concerning unprofessional behavior, a blended learning module for nursing students was developed to promote professional behavior. However, due to the Covid-19 pandemic, blended learning was modified into full online learning. This modification provided a new experience for both lecturers and students, especially during role-play videos through video conferences. This study aimed to examine educational interventions using blended learning modules to promote student perceptions of professional behaviors such as civility and professional role models in nursing education.

Methods: This study applied a pre and post-test design. This study used two questionnaires to assess respondents’ perceptions, including the civility index questionnaire and the professional role model questionnaire. A total of 44 respondents at a private nursing school in Jakarta were involved in the study. As the learning modality was shifted to fully online learning, only 20 respondents finished the intervention. Subsequently, only 17 students completed the questionnaires before and after the intervention.

Results: This study indicates a significant difference in student perceptions on classmate civility (p-value 0.08) before and after the intervention.

Conclusions: Students become more aware of expected civility from their classmates and have higher expectations on civil behaviors from their peers after participating in the study. Moreover, the role-play videos produced by students are also evidence that students were able to demonstrate civility-incivility instances in nursing education. Further research is recommended by involving a more significant number of respondents and using a control group to support the generalizability of study results.

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