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Determining The Correlation Between Career Values and Career Future of the Fourth-Year Nursing Students


Dr. Öğr. Üyesi, İstanbul Üniversitesi-Cerrahpaşa Florence Nightingale Hemşirelik Fakültesi, Hemşirelikte Yönetim Anabilim Dalı


Hemşire, SBÜ Bakırköy Dr. Sadi Konuk Eğitim ve Araştırma Hastanesi, Kardiyoloji Kliniği


Hemşire, Kocaeli Devlet Hastanesi

Arch Health Sci Res 2019; 6: 127-135
DOI: 10.17681/hsp.415119
Read: 2756 Downloads: 889 Published: 11 November 2019

Objective: The objective of this study is to determine perceptions of the fourth-year nursing students regarding career values and career future, the correlation between them and factors affecting career future.

Material-Method: The population of this descriptive, cross-sectional and correlational study consisted of 175 fourth-year students who were studying at a public nursing faculty in Istanbul in the academic year of 2016-2017 and agreed to participate in the study. The data of the study were collected by using the information form including questions regarding demographic and career information as well as Career Anchors Survey and Career Futures Inventory.

Results: Total mean score obtained by students from the Career Futures Inventory was 3.40±0.49. Total mean score of the Career Anchors Survey was determined as 3.60±0.60 and while the highest mean score was observed in the subscale of service/dedication to an cause (3.94±0.81), the lowest mean scorewas observed in the subscaleof challenge (3.35±0.77). The model prepared for determining factors that may affect career future of the students explains 38% of variance regarding career future. It was determined that security, autonomy, entrepreneur and pure challenge career values, as well as higher university success and desire of implementing the profession after graduation could have a significant effect on total score of students regarding career future.

Conclusion:  Nursing students have a high mean score of career future. It is thought that the results of this study revealing career values likely affecting career future of students and other factors might contribute to career consultancy applications.

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