Title

The effect of career talk to the perception of selected high school students towards the nursing profession

Date of Completion

1999

Document Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Bachelor of Science in Nursing

Keywords

Students, High School, Career Choice, Nursing Education

Abstract

The quasi-experimental design was utilized in this study. A total of 30 graduating students, comprising of 15 males and 15 females from Section One in Imus Institute, were selected through purposive sampling technique. In the experiment, the researchers used the same set of respondents as a control and experimental group. Pre-test and post-test were given to the respondents using an information sheet and questionnaire. The questionnaire consisted of four (4) categories namely, nursing as care-giver, nursing as educator, nursing as member of health team and nursing as a profession. The statistical tools used were percentage distribution, mean and Wilcoxon Signed Rank Test. The following conclusions were drawn: 1) The level of perception of the respondents about nursing as care-giver, educator, member of the health team and nursing as a profession has a significant difference when career talk is provided; 2) There is a significant difference in the perception of respondents when grouped according to sex, religion and financial status.

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