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Jang and Moon: Factors Influencing the Career Preparation Behavior of Nursing Students



The purpose of this study was to identify the effects of nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major, and self-leadership on nursing student career preparation behavior.


Data were collected from August 1 to August 31, 2014. Participants were 400 students who completed self-report questionnaires covering career preparation behavior, nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major and self-leadership. The SPSS/WIN/PC 21.0 program was used for descriptive statistics, t-test, ANOVA, Pearson correlational coefficients and stepwise multiple regression.


The average scores for career preparation behavior, nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major, and self-leadership were 2.51, 3.80, 3,89, and 3.51 respectively. There were positive correlations among career preparation behavior, nursing professionalism, satisfaction with major, and self-leadership. Age, academic year, nursing professionalism, self-leadership, general satisfaction in satisfaction with major were significant predictors of career preparation behavior.


It is necessary to provide career educational programs considering according to the academic year of nursing students and to develop educational programs to improve the nursing professionalism of nursing students.

Figures and Tables

Table 1

Characteristics of Participants (N=400)

Table 2

Mean Scores for Career Preparation Behavior, Nursing Professionalism, Satisfaction with Major, and Self-leadership in Nursing Students (N=400)

Table 3

Correlation between Career Preparation Behavior, Nursing Professionalism, Satisfaction with Major, and Self-leadership in Nursing Students (N=400)

Table 4

Factors influencing Career Preparation Behavior in Nursing Students (N=400)


*Reference group=1st year.


This article is a revision of the first author's master's thesis from Keimyung University.


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