Nurses' Views on Their Profession in Turkey and Influencing Factors
Archives of Nursing Practice and Care
Objective: The study was conducted as a descriptive and cross-sectional to determine nurses' views on their profession in Turkey, their commitment to the profession and participation in professional activities and infl uencing factors. Methods: The study sample comprised 2253 nurses working in hospital in Turkey. The data were collected using a questionnaire developed by the researchers. For the assessment of the data, percentages, the chi square and multiple logistic regression analysis were
... ion analysis were used. Results: According to the fi ndings of the study based on the nurses' statements, of the nurses, 62.3% chose the nursing profession willingly, 51% were satisfi ed with their profession, 75% thought that their profession was suitable for them, 59.3% might change their profession if they were offered better working or fi nancial conditions, 15.4% considered leaving their profession, 37.2% participated in professional conferences and training courses, 72.3% did not keep up with professional publications and 32.3% were the members of the National Nursing Organization. The nurses who chose the profession willingly and had higher levels of education displayed more positive attitudes to their profession than did the nurses who did not choose the profession willingly and had lower levels of education, and the difference between them was statistically signifi cant. The nurses having bachelor's or master's degrees participated in professional activities more than did the others, and the difference was signifi cantly high.