An exploration of practice preceptors’ perceptions of rewards, benefits, support, and commitment to their role in a Saudi nursing context
Hala Saied and Bothyna Z Murshid
Preceptorship is a way to help new graduates into their role and to benefit students, or preceptees by enhancing confidence in their clinical setting within a specified period of time. Most of preceptors found the role stressful and difficult, and did not feel effectively supported by their clinical managers. The use of reward and support is found to generate a positive attitude toward preceptorship and considered to be a key of organizational efficiency. The aim of the study was to examine the relationships between preceptors’ perecptions of benefits, rewards, supports, stress and commitment to the preceptor role.
Setting: the study was conducted at King Abdulaziz medical city, Riyadh, KSA.
Sample: 127 preceptors working in the previous mentioned setting were included in the study.
Tools: Preceptor’s Perception of benefits and Reward Scale (PPBR); Preceptor’s Preception of Support Scale; Commitment to the Preceptor Role Scale; and Demographic questionnaire were used to elicit the pertient data.
Results: The results showed that the more that preceptors perceived there benefits and rewards, the more they were committed to the role, in addition; preceptors’ perceptions of their role were positively related to their commitment to it.
Recommendation: Further research is needed concerning specific teaching materials, teaching strategies, and time allowance during preceptor program. More emphasis is needed to develop adequate support systems and assessment tools, possibly beginning with nurse unit managers.
Hala Saied, Bothyna Z Murshid. An exploration of practice preceptors’ perceptions of rewards, benefits, support, and commitment to their role in a Saudi nursing context. Int J Adv Res Nurs 2021;4(1):234-239. DOI: 10.33545/nursing.2021.v4.i1d.157