An Examination of How Gender May Relate to Communication Styles of Introversion and Extroversion in Nursing Students

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Abstract

This research brief explores the relationship between introversion and extroversion communication styles and gender in nursing students. Although communication is integral for delivering safe patient care, teaching about individual communication styles is rare in nursing curricula. The Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) was administered to 47 nursing students. Chi-square was used to analyze relationships between introversion/extroversion and gender. The data reported no significance relationships between introverts and extroverts and gender. The findings contribute to nursing education by bringing awareness of communication preference tools like the MBTI.

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