Self-efficacy impact of the Mini-CEX among nursing students in North Sumatera, Indonesia

  • Siska Evi Martina
  • Ivan Elisabeth Purba
    Department of Public Health, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Sari Mutiara Indonesia University, North Sumatera, Indonesia.
  • Janno Sinaga
    Department of Nursing, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Sari Mutiara Indonesia University, North Sumatera, Indonesia.
  • Eva Hotmaria Simanjuntak
    Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Pharmacy and Health Sciences, Sari Mutiara Indonesia University, North Sumatera, Indonesia.


Background: Mini-CEX is a popular workplace exam that includes direct observation and a feedback conversation. This evaluation occurs in a workplace setting as part of the daily work. Self-efficacy is a mandatory soft skill for nursing students during an internship. Therefore, this study aims to identify the effect of Mini-CEX on self-efficacy among these students.

Design and Methods:
 A quasi-experiment design was conducted with a control group. All the nursing student intents of the Sari Mutiara Indonesia University were considered as the study population. This population was then divided into one control and one intervention group of 24 and 25 students, respectively. Subsequently, data collection was carried out using general self-efficacy.

The results showed the self-efficacy was low in the control group (66.7%), and Mini-CEX was discovered to have a significant effect on self-efficacy among nursing students undergoing internships (p=0.000).

 The Mini-CEX was concluded to effectively increase self-efficacy among nursing students and is suggested as a mandatory method for evaluating these students.


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