Correlation between Academic Motivation to Study Nursing and Health-Related Quality of Life among Nursing Students

Megahed, Mona (2016) Correlation between Academic Motivation to Study Nursing and Health-Related Quality of Life among Nursing Students. Journal of American Science, 12 (12). pp. 1-9. ISSN 2375-7264

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Student motivation is a vital determinant of academic performance and achievement, Motivation to select nursing as a career is guided by both intrinsic and extrinsic factors, Quality of life of medical field students and their motivation to learn are vital factors that have impact on their ability to learn, they need to ensure a functional level of quality of life if they are to maintain their motivation. Objective: evaluate correlation between nursing students’ academic motivation to study nursing and their Health-Related Quality of Life. Methods: descriptive study was conducted during the second semester of academic year 2014/2015, at college of applied medical sciences, king Khalid University, Saudi Arabia. The total study sample was 239 female nursing students selected randomly from different academic levels. Three tools of data collection were used: Interviewing questionnaire, "MOS-SF 36 (version 1.0) with high reliability (Cronbach's alpha coefficient r = 0.872) and Academic Motivation Scale (AMS-C28), its reliability (Cronbach's alpha coefficient r = 0. 809). Results: students' mean age was 20.68 with mean GPA 3.59, mean course load per week 15.8, mean hands-on training hours per week was 7.1. The results shown lowered mean scores of HRQOL eight health domains and academic motivation among study sample, GPA was found positively correlate to general health(r= .274, p=0.01). Hands - on training hours positively correlate to pain(r= .129, p=0.05). There are Positive correlation between students ‘general health and IM to know(r=.215, p=0.01), IM towards accomplishment(r=147, p=0.05), EM – identified regulation(r=.189, p=0.01). Pain negatively correlate to motivation(r=-.228, p=0.01). Conclusion: The study findings reflect lowered scores of motivation and HRQOL eight health domains between the female nursing students, there are positive correlations between nursing students’ general health, emotional wellbeing, energy &fatigue and their intrinsic motivation to know and extrinsic motivation. Counseling programs are recommended to improve nursing students’ motivation and quality of life throughout academic study years to able them help others in the future.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: Nursing
Divisions: College of Applied Medical Sciences - Mahyal Aseer > Nursing
Depositing User: MONA ELBASUONY
Date Deposited: 18 Jan 2017 22:22
Last Modified: 18 Jan 2017 22:22

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