TABLE OF CONTENTS
1.1 Background of the study
1.2 Statement of problem
1.3 Objectives of the study
1.4 Significant of the study
1.5 Research questions
1.6 Research hypothesis
1.7 Scope of the study
1.8 Operational Definition of Terms
2.0 Literature Review
2.4 Nursing Profession
2.5 Nursing as a Career
2.6 Nursing as a Great career choice
2.7 Nursing Knowledge
2.8 Reasons for choosing nursing career
2.9 Perception of Nursing
2.10 Factors that influence the choice of nursing
2.11 Theoretical frame work
to the study
3.0 Research Methodology
3.1 Research Design
3.2 Area of Study
3.3 Target Population
3.4 Sampling Techniques
3.5 Determination of Sample Size
3.6 Instrument of Data Collection
3.7 Validity of Instrument
3.8 Reliability of Instrument
3.9 Method of Data Collection
3.10 Method of Data Analysis
3.11 Ethical Consideration
4.0 Data Presentation and Analysis
4.1 Testing of Research Hypothesis
4.2 Answering of Research Questions
5.0 Discussion of Findings
5.1 Implication for Nursing
5.5 Limitation of the study
5.6 Suggestion for Further studies
LIST OF TABLES
4.1.1shown distribution age of respondents
4.1.2 shown sex distribution of the respondents
4.1.3 shows religion distribution of the respondents
4.1.4 shows the family background of the respondents
4.1.5 shows the ethnicity distribution of respondents
4.1.6 shows the level of education of respondents
4.1.7 shows respondents parents occupation
4.1.8 have you heard about nursing profession
4.1.9 if yes ,where ?
4.1.10 who is a professional nurse
4.1.11 in your own opinion who goes for nursing
4.1.12 where do nurses work
4.1.13 illustrate perceptions of adolescent on choosing nursing as career.
4.1.14 who influence you in your choice of career.
4.1.15 illustrate factors that influence adolescent choice of nursing as
4.2.1 illustrates contingency table for hypothesis 1
4.2.2 illustrates calculation for hypothesis 1
4.2.3 illustrates contingency table for hypothesis 2
4.2.4 illustrates contingency for hypothesis 2
4.2.5 illustrates contingency table for hypothesis 3
4.2.6 illustrates calculation for hypothesis 3
1.1 BACKGROUND OF THE STUDY
is the largest health care profession in the health care context (price et al., 2013), however
the shortage of nurse is not a recent phenomenon. Its central significance
given the fact that the care permeates every stratum and segment of any parathions, which are
elaborate in mature, places them in advantage
position to render high quality services to the community (I O M, 2009). The
Sustainability of nursing depends on maintaining an equilibrium regarding those
that enter and exit the profession. A multidimensional perspective about career
choice has to be examined in order to situate the choice of nursing as a career among
adolescents become physically and psychologically mature and acquires a
personal identity (kozier and erb’s, 2012). Career choice is one the critical
decisions adolescents are expected to make as the effective choice will have
positive impact on their self- concept development, and fulfillment of one’s
is the way in which something is regarded, understood or interpreted (S.
Swarna, 2015). It is important to a certain how students perceive nursing to be their career.
nightingale defined nursing nearly 150
years ago as the act of living the environment of the patient to assist him in
recovery (kozier and Erb’s, 2013). The philosophy has also been defined by many
nursing theorist and nursing associations. Virginal Henderson was one of the
first modern nurses is to assist the individual, sick or well, in the performance
of those activities contributing to health or its recovery (or to a peaceful
death) that he will perform unaided if had the necessary strength, will, or
knowledge, and to do this in such a way as to help him gain independence as rapidly
as possible (kozier and Erb’s 2012 ).
is one selection or preference: that which is chosen or decided; the out come
of a decision (livior 2015.) career is the series of job that a person has in a
particular area of work usually involving more responsibility as time passes
(oxford, 2010). Career choice is greatly
influenced by a number of factors. Parental background and communication
between parents and children, interests and role models have be implicated as
determining the choice of career (sawihri Etal., 2o12, price, 2009).
(knight Etal., 2011) often begain inustingating career choices, and discussing their future
plans in middle school ,and interest
have always been the reasons adduced for opting to pick nursing as a
career. It was reported that altruising and interest have been identified as
reasons for becoming a nurse (ogunyewo)
1.2 STATEMENT OF PROBLEM
is the care profession in health care
setting right from onset there is in adequate student enrolment into schools of
nursing compared to other institutions like polytechnics or college of
education , also student prepare to choose other course like medicine ,
pharmacy law when compared to the rate at which nursing is choosen as seen in
2016 jamb registration statistics of university of Lagos where7,805 candidates
choose medicine, 5,525 candidate choose law, and 2,027 candidates choose pharmacy while only 1,608 candidate choose
nursing. These in turn result in inability to maintain sustainability and
equilibrium regarding those that enter and have the profession which in turn
leads to inadequate nurses in many government hospitals today.
adolescent world is characterized by a lot of inconsistencies and
contradictions owing to the fact that their decision outcomes are functions of
experience, exposure and reasoning which are not as accurate and developed as
that of adults, which make career choice for adolescent to be difficult. All
the above stated problems motivate the researcher to study the perception of
adolescents towards nursing as a career choice deficiency of nurses.
1.3 OBJECTIVES OF THE STUDY
* To identify the knowledge of adolescent
on nursing profession.
To identify the perception of
adolescent in choosing nursing as career
identify the factors that influence the adolescent choice of nursing as career
study is design to explore the perception of adolescent on choice of nursing as
study is of great significance to the researcher, adolescent, nursing
profession and the society at large What as stated below.
The outcome of the study will enable the
researcher to know the level of understanding of adolescent on nursing
profession and the value placed on it by them.
The study will serve as an indirect
enlightment campaign to the student, the society and people who wish to choose nursing as a
profession or encourage their relations to choose nursing profession.
It will help in maintaining the
professional nursing profession by maintaining the professional expectation and
responsibilities of the old members.
What is the level of knowledge of
adolescent on nursing profession.
What are the perceptions of adolescent on
choosing nursing as career.
What are the factors that influence their
choice of nursing as career.
1.6 RESEARCH HYPOTHESES
There is no significant relationship
between adolescent knowledge and choosing nursing as career.
There is no significant relationship
between perception of adolescent and choice of nursing as career.
There is no significant relationship
between factors that influence their choice and consideration of nursing as
SCOPE DELIMINATION OF THE STUDY
study is carried out among adolescents students of S.S.S 3 of selected
secondary schools in Ilorin. The selected secondary schools are government
girls day secondary school Oko-Erin, government day secondary school Odo-Ekun and Baboko Community Secondary
refers to the transitional years between childhood and adulthood in Human development, generally, referred to as teenage years.
conscious understanding of something.
Career: one’s calling in life; a person’s occupation;
: an option, an opportunity to choose or select something.
is a dynamic caring and helping relationship in which the nurses assist the
client to achieves the optimal health
a person who is qualified in the art and science and meet certain prescribed standard of education and
is a calling requiring specialized knowledge and often long and intensive
school: a state school
attended between the ages of 11 and 16 or 18. It usually follows primary
education and leads to either employment or college/ university education.
a person who studies a particular