Nursing Students' Occupational Motivation, Occupational Commitment Levels and Related Factors

Kaplan A.

Black Sea Journal of Health Science, vol.6, no.4, pp.551-558, 2023 (Peer-Reviewed Journal)


Abstract: Nursing students' occupational motivation and commitment levels are essential for their development and success. Therefore, this study aimed to determine nursing students' occupational motivation, commitment levels, and related factors. The descriptive and cross-sectional study data were collected between March and April 2023. The study sample consisted of 326 students studying at the Nursing Departments of the Faculty of Health Sciences of two universities in a province of Türkiye in the 2022-2023 academic year. The data were collected using the Personal Information Form, Four-Dimensional Occupational Commitment Scale, and Motivation’s Resources and Problems Scale. It was determined that the occupational commitment levels, motivation levels, and academic achievements of the students differed according to the students' years, the high school they graduated from, the state of choosing the nursing department willingly, the state of being satisfied with school life, the reason for choosing the nursing profession, the willingness to do postgraduate education. In addition, there is a significant relationship between students' occupational commitment and occupational motivation. Educating students about occupational values is necessary to ensure occupational development. By developing strategies related to these factors affecting students, it is possible to train professional nurses with high occupational motivation and commitment to their profession.