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Perspect Nurs Sci. 2015 Apr;12(1):42-49. Korean.
Published online April 30, 2015.  https://doi.org/10.16952/pns.2015.12.1.42
© 2015 The Research Institute of Nursing Science Seoul National University
Nursing Students' Awareness of Career Decision-making Self-efficacy, Career Search Behavior and Commitment to Career Choice
Kyoung A Lee,1 and Jinhyun Kim2
1Graduate Student, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.
2Professor, College of Nursing, Seoul National University, Seoul, Korea.

Corresponding author: Kim, Jinhyun. College of Nursing, Seoul National University, 103 Daehak-ro, Jongro-gu, Seoul 110-799, Korea. Tel: +82-2-740-8818, Fax: +82-2-741-4375, Email: jinhyun@snu.ac.kr
Received February 24, 2015; Revised March 06, 2015; Accepted March 10, 2015.

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Abstract

Purpose

The purpose of this study was to investigate nursing students' awareness of career decision-making self-efficacy, career search behavior and commitment to career choice.

Methods

Data were collected using a self-report questionnaire from 397 nursing students in D city from October 1 to October 8, 2014.

Results

The average score of career decision-making self-efficacy, career search behavior and commitment to career choice was 3.42, 3.08 and 3.27 on a Likert 5 point-scale respectively. Career decision-making self-efficacy and career search behavior were significantly different according to grade of subject. There were positive correlations between career decision-making self-efficacy, career search behavior and commitment to career choice.

Conclusion

It is necessary to develop an effective career support program from 1st grade to improve nursing student's career decision-making self-efficacy, career search behavior and commitment to career choice.

Keywords: Career decision-making self-efficacy; Career search behavior; Commitment to career choice; Nursing student

Tables


Table 1
General Characteristics (N=397)
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Table 2
Comparison of Major Satisfaction and Career Decision by Grade and Gender
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Table 3
Career Decision-making Self-efficacy, Career Search Behavior, and Commitment to Career Choice
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Table 4
Career Decision-making Self-efficacy, Career Search Behavior, and Commitment to Career Choice according to General Characteristics
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Table 5
Correlations among Career Decision-making Self-efficacy, Career Search Behavior, and Commitment to Career Choice
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