A STUDY OF SATISFACTION LEVEL AMONG NURSING STUDENTS IN CLINICAL LEARNING ENVIRONMENT AND ITS EFFECT ON MOTIVATION

Faliza Erylina Rameli

Abstract


Satisfaction and motivation are two important variables for professional learning which lead to academic and carrier success. In nursing, balanced theories and skills will produce a competent and professional nurse. Most of the nursing students were given exposure to clinical experiences in an actual clinical environment which illustrate their working environment in the future. The factors that occur in clinical learning environment can affect the motivation of students and this will have an impact on academic achievement and aspiration to become a professional nurse. The aim of this study is to explore the nursing student’s level of satisfaction among nursing student and motivation level towards clinical learning environment.  This quantitative non experimental study was conducted in three private institutions which offers nursing diploma program. Data collection was taken with cross sectional design using questionnaire which focus on satisfaction and motivation in clinical learning environment. The obtained data was then analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics through SPSS version 21. The score value for both aspects; satisfaction and motivation level are high among nursing students nursing students which indicate the students are satisfied and feeling motivated in clinical learning environment. The mean scores of clinical learning environment was 134.0 ± 14.1 and motivation was 109.3 ± 11.3. There was a significant correlation between satisfaction and motivation (P= 0.01 and R=0 612). Based on the significant correlation between satisfaction and motivation among nursing students in clinical learning environment, it is suggested that an increase of satisfaction level can elevate students’ motivation.

Keywords


Satisfaction; motivation; clinical environment.

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