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    Physics, widely regarded as a difficult subject, is also abstract in nature whereby most of its concepts are intangible and hard to imagine. For instance, the concept of pressure, although it is a difficult concept to learn, it is also an important topic to master. Pressure not only appears in physics but also in other scientific fields such as in chemistry as one of the physical changes in the rate of change of reactions, and in biology or medicine involving blood pressure. In this study, students’ understanding on the topic of pressure will be reported. Specifically, in identifying the students’ misconceptions on manometer reading. A manometer is an instrument that uses a U-tube containing a liquid (either mercury or water) to measure gas pressure. From the interviews conducted with eleven Year 9 students, two main misconceptions were identified. The first misconception was on the existence of air pressure. The students failed to recognise its presence, as the effects of air pressure are often not obvious and undetectable. Additionally, two students on two separate interview occasions had referred to air pressure as vacuum. Another misconception was mistakenly taking the high liquid level of a manometer column as high pressure acting on that side and vice versa. This misconception is caused by again failing to comprehend that air and also gas pressure can cause liquid levels to change. Identifying these misconceptions will indeed assist Physics secondary school teachers to confront the issues relating to the difficulty concerning the pressure concept.

    Sarisavinarinawatie Shahrani Muhammad Leong, Paduka Seri Begawan Sultan Science College, Brunei Darussalam
    JSHQ Perera, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam
    Masitah Shahrill, Universiti Brunei Darussalam, Brunei Darussalam

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    Background: Using movies can be an effective way to stimulate rich discussion about professional and personal development. Reflection on the actions of a character in a movie can assist students to understand behaviors, motivations and life choices far beyond their own view and develop empathetic awareness of the experiences and different realities of others. The aim of this study is to determine whether movies can assist the students in developing personal and professional attitudes. Method: First year medical students (n=206) from three universities in Malaysia participated in this study. An audit form was completed after the screening of the movie during the personal and professional development module session. Scoring was based on Likert-type scale for students’ perception measurement. Results: More than 90% of students from all three universities agreed that movies were relevant to medicine, helpful in thinking about a doctor’s behavior, enjoyable, useful for future endeavors, and the session was well facilitated. All students from MARA University of Technology agreed that movies and post-movie discussion were useful for learning purposes, and scenario was acceptable. In MAHSA University and National Defence University of Malaysia, the majority agreed that movies and discussions were useful (89.6% and 82.6% respectively), and found scenario acceptable (83.5% and 84.9%). Conclusion: Medical students felt that movies enhanced their learning related to personal and professional development and could motivate the applicability of medical education concepts.

    Adlina Suleiman, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    Aye Aye Mon, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    Halyna Lugova, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia
    Edariah Abu Bakar, National Defence University of Malaysia, Malaysia

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    1. Aim: To analyse the evolution of emotional competence on the primary clinical practices and the nursing degree students. It is important to understand the elements which may influence the performance and success of the students, namely during clinical training, in the space-time real interaction.

    2. Method: The data collection was carried out in September 2014, with a sample of 33 students in the first clinical practices and 86 on the final level of the degree. A quantitative non-experimental, descriptive-correlacional study of cross-section was performed. To evaluate coping “problem resolution inventory” (Vaz-Serra, 1998) was applied and to evaluate emotional intelligence the “emotional skills and competence questionnaire (Lawrence & Faria, 2001)” adapted to the Portuguese context. After data collection their analysis, was proceeded to the SPSS program, version 19.0 for Windows.

    3. Results: The emotional expression has the factor with more evolution throughout primary clinical practices. The ability to deal with emotions is significantly higher on the final year degree students. During the clinical practices, the coping strategies most frequently used were internalized aggression/externalizing, abandonment liabilities in the situation and control strategies of emotions.

    4. Conclusion: It concludes that nursing students, in regards to their training as future nurses, highly value the contributions of the emotional competences. This allows that its development, in the course of their education, is capable of promoting and facilitating the management of emotion states.

    Alexandrina de Jesus Serra Lobo, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Catarina Sequeira, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Maria Helena Penaforte, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Ana Maria Monteiro, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Cristina Maria M.G.F. Moura, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal

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    1. Aims: To analyse the influences of emotional competence in the academic performance of the higher education nursing students. Emotional intelligence has an increasingly important role not only in people´s well-being but also as a fundamental factor in personal, professional and social development and success.

    2. Method: The data collection was carried out in September 2014, with a sample of 119 students and the type of study is characterized as quantitative non-experimental, descriptive-correlacional study of cross-section. For the collection of data we used a socio demographic, academic questionnaire and an emotional competence questionnaire adapted to the Portuguese context by Lawrence and Faria (2001). After data collection proceeded to their analysis, the SPSS program, version 19.0 for Windows.

    3. Results: The emotional perception factor is statistically higher on the students under the age of 25, low socio-economical income and those who live in rural areas. Globally, the ability to deal with emotions is the factor that has more influence on academic success.

    4. Conclusion: On the relationship between the academic performance and the emotional competence highlights the ability to deal with emotions. The results found in this study invites to a reflection on the implementation of strategies to develop in nursing students the emotional competence, taking into account their economic context.

    Alexandrina de Jesus Serra Lobo, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Susana Alexandra Sevivas Santos, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Delfina Ana Pereira Ramos Teixeira, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal
    Vitor Manuel Teixeira Machado, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal.
    Abel Jose Charneco Martins, Escola Superior de Enfermagem Dr. José Timóteo Montalvão Machado, Portugal

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