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Article: Attidutes of Hong Kong high school students towards the nursing profession

TitleAttidutes of Hong Kong high school students towards the nursing profession
Authors
Issue Date1999
PublisherChurchill Livingstone. The Journal's web site is located at http://www.elsevier.com/locate/nedt
Citation
Nurse Education Today, 1999, v. 19 n. 6, p. 464-471 How to Cite?
AbstractThe increased development of hospital services in Hong Kong over the last decade has given rise in the demand for more recruits to join the nursing profession. Despite the advancement in education and the improvement in the working conditions, the problems of attracting sufficient new recruits remain critical. This study aimed to examine high school students' attitudes towards the nursing profession and to identify the contributing factors affecting shortage of nurses within the context of Hong Kong. A convenience sample of 375 high school students was recruited. A questionnaire was used to measure their knowledge, attitudes and intention to study nursing. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to describe their career preferences and to compare knowledge, attitudes and intention scales between gender and nursing exposure groups. Results indicated that the students were generally knowledgeable about nursing but were reluctant to pursue nursing as a career. However, students who were socially acquainted with a nurse demonstrated a slightly more positive attitude towards nursing and slightly higher intention to pursue nursing as a career compared with those having no social acquaintance with a nurse. Implications for promotion of nursing profession and limitations of the study were discussed. © 1999 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.
Persistent Identifierhttp://hdl.handle.net/10722/178264
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2015 Impact Factor: 1.591
2015 SCImago Journal Rankings: 0.958
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dc.contributor.authorRossiter, JCen_US
dc.contributor.authorFoong, Aen_US
dc.contributor.authorChan, PTen_US
dc.contributor.authorBidewell, Jen_US
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dc.date.issued1999en_US
dc.identifier.citationNurse Education Today, 1999, v. 19 n. 6, p. 464-471en_US
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dc.description.abstractThe increased development of hospital services in Hong Kong over the last decade has given rise in the demand for more recruits to join the nursing profession. Despite the advancement in education and the improvement in the working conditions, the problems of attracting sufficient new recruits remain critical. This study aimed to examine high school students' attitudes towards the nursing profession and to identify the contributing factors affecting shortage of nurses within the context of Hong Kong. A convenience sample of 375 high school students was recruited. A questionnaire was used to measure their knowledge, attitudes and intention to study nursing. Descriptive and inferential statistics were used to describe their career preferences and to compare knowledge, attitudes and intention scales between gender and nursing exposure groups. Results indicated that the students were generally knowledgeable about nursing but were reluctant to pursue nursing as a career. However, students who were socially acquainted with a nurse demonstrated a slightly more positive attitude towards nursing and slightly higher intention to pursue nursing as a career compared with those having no social acquaintance with a nurse. Implications for promotion of nursing profession and limitations of the study were discussed. © 1999 Harcourt Publishers Ltd.en_US
dc.languageengen_US
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dc.titleAttidutes of Hong Kong high school students towards the nursing professionen_US
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dc.identifier.emailChan, PT: nptchan@hku.hken_US
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dc.identifier.doi10.1054/nedt.1999.0331en_US
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