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nursing student's motivation toward their studies at MSHC
By: Daud, NorjanahMasorong, Jamaloding
College life can be stressful, it is one of the most unforgettable experience in one’s life, and the higher the level the more difficult the lessons encountered. Nursing student’s goal is to have good grades in all professional, major and minor subjects and do good in chosen field as reflected in the performance during duties. Passing the Nursing licensure exam could be considered as one of the motivation of the nursing student since having the title as, a Registered Nurse would pays it all; the sleepless nights, time consuming and energy wasting long requirements, the ever enervating duties and expensive tuition.
A motivated student will find it easier to do all the necessary tasks that need to be done; it will especially allow students to study a lot more focused and with more concentration. Being a college student requires a strict self-discipline, determination and time management, such factors can contribute a huge impact on student’s motivation towards their studies. Student have different abilities, some may manage their emotions, family problems, or financial problems without being affected in school while some may be overwhelmed and distracted to the extent that they cannot focus during class discussion, quizzes, tests and exams. Some students might be extremely outgoing that they intentionally missed some school days just to attend social gatherings or some might had a hangover after a night party while some are not really into social gatherings. According to Webster dictionary (2008) motivation is “the process of starting, direction and maintaining physical and psychological activities”. While Sevilla (1994) states that, it is “the force behind behavior”.
Nilsson and Stomberg, (2008) found that nursing students mainly grade their motivation positively distributed, and different throughout their entire education. The main motivation factor was becoming a nurse. The nursing students mentioned intrinsic motivation factors as explanation for their degree of motivation. Nursing students’ motivation has proved be related to the successful outcome of education. It is important to investigate how nursing students assess their motivation during their studies, and to discover what factors are related to their motivation as well as what would increase their motivation if necessary.
Nursing students’ reasonsfor choosing an educationin nursing have beenstudied earlier and theresults of the differentstudies seem to be relatedto each other,independent of culture.
The study aims to determinethe level 4 nursing student’smotivation toward theirstudies at School of Nursingat Mindanao Sanitarium andHospital College, Tibanga,Iligan City.
Independent Variable Dependent Variable Personal Profile Age Gender Nursing students’ Marital motivation toward their status studies. Family incomeFigure1. Schematic Diagram of the study showing theinterplay of the independent and dependent variables.
The study aims to determine the nursing students’ motivation towardstheir studies at Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College, TibangaIligan City.Specifically, it sought to answer the following questions:1. What is the personal profile of the respondents in terms of: 1.1 Age 1.2 Gender 1.3 Marital Status 1.4 Family Income ?2. What is the respondents’ motivation toward their studies?3. Is there a significant relationship between the respondents’motivation toward their studies and their personal profile in term ofage, gender, marital status, family income?
The null hypothesis was tested at 0.05 level of significancewere: Ho1: There are no significant relationships betweenthe respondent’s motivation toward their studies and theirpersonal profile in term of age, gender, marital status, familyincome.
The study focus on 90 out of 116 level 4nursing students motivation toward theirstudies regardless of their age, gender, maritalstatus, and family income, who will beenrolled for the second semester SY 2012 –2013 at Mindanao Sanitarium and HospitalCollege, Tibanga Iligan City
The result of this study would provide informationabout the nursing students’ motivation toward their studies. Itwill also benefit the following persons: Nursing Education. The findings of the study will helpthe student, clinical and teaching instructor as well as schooladministration to know the motivation among nursing studentsin their studies, thereby enhancing it to the fullest in order toreach positive and beneficial goal in their chosen profession. Nursing Practice. The result of the study will makethem aware about motivation of nursing students’ toward theirstudies which hope will help them prepare for nursingprofession. Thereby helping the students in their clinicalexposure Future Researchers. This will serve as a guide forrelated or similar studies on their particular topic.
The descriptive-correlation research will beutilize as research design in the study todetermine the level of nursing students personalprofile such as age, gender, marital status, familyincome and their motivation toward their studies.It also look into if there is a significantrelationship between the respondents personalprofile and their motivation toward their studies. According to Polit and Beck (2004),descriptive correlational research describes therelationship among variables rather than to infercause and effect relationship. They furtherexplained that the purpose of descriptiveresearch is to observe, describe, and documentaspect of a situation as it naturally occurs.
This study will be conducted at the campus ofMindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College, barangaySan. Miguel, Iligan City at the back of the MindanaoSanitarium and Hospital building where students canperform their clinical duties. It take only less than a5 minutes ride from the city proper to reach thecollege there are different courses offer in MindanaoSanitarium and Hospital College, namely BSRadiology technology, BS Medical Technology, BS inEducation, Computer service, BS BusinessAdministration, IT, BS in Pharmacology, this school isan Adventist institution but most of the studentscomprising the school population are non-Adventistreligious group.
The respondents of the study will be90 out of 116 level four nursing studentregardless of age, gender, marital status,family income who will be enrolled in thesecond semester SY 2012-2013, at Mindanao Sanitarium and Hospital College.
The systematic sampling method is used inchoosing the participants of the study. Only 90out of 116 level 4 nursing students who will beenrolled in the second semester SY 2012 –2013, at Mindanao Sanitarium and HospitalCollege, Tibanga Iligan City.
The study will be using a 20 item questionnaire;which consists of two parts. Part I personal profile suchas age, gender, marital status, family income. Part II16 item motivation statements taken from the studynursing students’ motivation toward their studies byKerstin EL Nilsson and Margareta I Warren Stomberg,2008. This includes the following statements the degree ofdifficulty/demand on the studies was experienced as tooheavy, engaged or not engaged teacher, stimulating or nostimulating organization of the program was noticed, thecertificate and the profession frightened or not frightenedthe student, having a positive or negative attitude to thestudies, achieving or not achieving a good study results,having a good or bad life situation, a good or a bad friendship to fellow-students was experienced.
Motivation scoring for each statement consists of assessment of their motivation from a scale of 0 to 10, where 0 is not motivated at all and 10 is highly motivated.
A request letter asking to conduct astudy will submit to the Dean of the Nursing.Upon approval of the letter, the list of level 4nursing students will take from the level 4coordinator to get 90 respondents out of 116.Names going check schedule for thedistribution of questionnaire, a letter willattach to the questionnaire of anonymity.Explain the purpose and assurance and thequestionnaire will take at 3-5 minutesanswering
The statistical tool includes the following:1. Frequency and Percentage. These statistical tools were used to give emphasis on the respondent’s profile in terms of year level, age and gender. The formula is stated below:Formula: P= F/n (100) Where: P- Percentage F- Frequency n- Total number of the respondents
2. Weighted Mean. This tool is used for to illustrate average of the respondent’s data in terms of knowledge on health assessment.Formula: X= x /N N- Total number of the respondents.
3. Chi-square Test. This is utilize to test for significant relationship between the respondents’ knowledge on Health Assessment and their personal profile in terms of age, gender and year level. Formula: X2 = (Oij-Eij) Where: Oij = observed frequency Eij = expected frequency V= (C-1) (R-1) Critical region is X2 >x2 a=0.05