Factors influencing development of professionalvalues among nursing students
Objective: To determine the professional values of Turkish nursing students, and to explore the relationships between their characteristics.
Methods: The cross-sectional study participants consisted of 416 nursing students who were studying in a nursing faculty in Western Turkey. A questionnaire was used to identify socio-demographic and educational characteristics and the Nursing Professional Values Scale- Revised (NPVS-R) was used for this study.
Results: The total mean score of the NPVS-R was found to be 99.45±1.96, and items mean score was 3.82±0.62. The NPVS-R score was significantly higher in students who were female, and who chose their profession willingly, had information about values, and who were members of a professional organization.
Conclusion: The students were found to have strong professional values, and professional values affected some of the personal and educational characteristics of nursing students.
How to cite this:Donmez RO, Ozsoy S. Factors influencing development of professional values among nursing students. Pak J Med Sci. 2016;32(4):988-993. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.12669/pjms.324.10616
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