Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice

[Value research of students in the patient care sector. Research carried out in a vocational secondary school]

KOVÁCSNÉ MELHER Marianna1

FEBRUARY 28, 2015

Journal of Nursing Theory and Practice - 2015;28(01)

[Aim of the study: Mapping out the value system, the professional motivation and the socio-cultural background of care provider students at the Zsuzsanna Kossuth Vocational Secondary School Sample and methods: Descriptive type research, number of elements 169 (n=169). The data was synthesized with Microsoft Office Excel 2007. Results: Taking into consideration the influence of the parents’ educational and professional background it can be stated that the parents’s influence gains control of their children’s school choice. In every analyzed group students are backed by strong family support. Regarding their career choice most students were motivated by the desire to help people. Graduate students demonstrate a more consistent career choice than younger students. The most important values of the care provider career proved to be: professional knowledge, know-how, responsibility and precision. An increase in career values related to age has not been demonstrated. Conclusions: It is very important to know the students’s value system because the values gained in the family and at school play a determining role in the care providers’s job. ]

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  1. Egri Kossuth Zsuzsanna Szakközépiskola, Szakiskola és Kollégium

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