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Table 5 Independent predictors for the level of confidence in PS competence of nursing students (n = 732)

From: Self-reported confidence in patient safety competencies among Chinese nursing students: a multi-site cross-sectional survey

SectionPredictorsReferenceBStandardized betatp
The seven PS dimensions in the classroom aConstant 76.62 27.350.00
Had prior experience of patient safety educationNo experience2.640.102.580.01
Self-studyWithout self-study2.350.092.640.01
Theoretical study in ClassroomWithout theoretical study1.860.082.060.04
Had experience of adverse eventsNo experience2.510.102.780.01
Self-assessment patient safety competenceVery well    
General −2.96−0.14−2.150.03
Poor −5.95−0.09−2.360.02
Very poor −19.87−0.14−3.870.00
RegionsShanxi    
Xinjiang 3.640.092.280.02
The seven PS dimensions in the clinical setting bConstant 74.53 29.450.00
Self-assessment patient safety competenceVery well    
General −3.77−0.18− 2.690.01
Poor −7.33− 0.11− 2.880.00
Very poor −18.50−0.13−3.540.00
RegionsShanxi    
Fujian −2.98−0.12− 2.360.01
Theoretical study in ClassroomWithout theoretical study2.630.113.110.00
Had experience of adverse eventsNo experience2.200.082.380.02
Self-studyWithout self-study1.930.082.120.04
Broader aspects of PSConstant 25.80 22.270.00
Self-assessment patient safety competenceVery well    
General −1.41−0.16−2.480.01
RegionsShanxi    
Heilongjian 1.090.091.990.05
Fujian −2.00−0.19−3.920.00
Theoretical study in ClassroomWithout theoretical study0.800.082.160.03
Had experience of adverse eventsNo experience1.120.102.990.00
Had prior experience of patient safety educationNo experience0.880.082.080.04
Self-studyWithout self-study0.740.072.020.04
  1. aF = 10.22, p = 0.00, adjust R2 = 0.15
  2. bF = 9.74, p = 0.00, adjust R2 = 0.14
  3. cF = 10.09, p = 0.00, adjust R2 = 0.15