J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2016 Sep;22(4):344-352. 10.11111/jkana.2016.22.4.344.

Factors Influencing the Career Preparation Behavior of Nursing Students

Affiliations
  • 1College of Nursing, Chungnam National University, Korea.
  • 2College of Nursing, The Research Institute of Nursing Science, Kyungpook National University, Korea. mkmoon@knu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major, and self-leadership on nursing student career preparation behavior.
METHODS
Data were collected from August 1 to August 31, 2014. Participants were 400 students who completed self-report questionnaires covering career preparation behavior, nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major and self-leadership. The SPSS/WIN/PC 21.0 program was used for descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlational coefficients and stepwise multiple regression.
RESULTS
The average scores for career preparation behavior, nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major, and self-leadership were 2.51, 3.80, 3,89, and 3.51 respectively. There were positive correlations among career preparation behavior, nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major, and self-leadership. Age, academic year, nursing professionalism, self-leadership, general satisfaction in satisfaction with major were significant predictors of career preparation behavior.
CONCLUSION
It is necessary to provide career educational programs considering according to the academic year of nursing students and to develop educational programs to improve the nursing professionalism of nursing students.

Keyword

Career preparation behavior; Nursing professionalism; Satisfaction with major; Self-leadership
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