2020, Cilt 7, Sayı 3, Sayfa(lar) 240-248
Determining the Correlation between Nursing Students' Individual Entrepreneurship Perceptions and Lifelong Learning Trends
Fatma KILAVUZ1, Arzu KARABAĞ AYDIN2
1Bilim Uzmanı Hemşire, Öğretmen Necla Kızılbağ Huzurevi Yaşlı Bakım ve Rehabilitasyon Merkezi, Ankara, Türkiye
2Dr, Kafkas Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Kars, Türkiye
Keywords: Continuing nursing education, entrepreneurship, learning, nursing students

Aim: The aim of this study was to determine the correlation between nursing students' individual entrepreneurship perceptions and lifelong learning trends.

Material and Methods: This descriptive study was conducted between 1 and 7 March 2018. The study sample consisted of 523 (71.2%) volunteer students studying at a nursing department of the faculty of health sciences of a university in the Northeastern Region of Anatolia of Turkey. Data were collected using a Descriptive Characteristics Form, the Individual Entrepreneurship Perception Scale and Lifelong Learning Trends Scale. In the evaluation of the data, firstly, descriptive statistics of the scale total score and subscale total scores were made. In the analysis, Mann-Whitney U, Kruskal Wallis-H and Spearman Correlation tests were used.

Results: Of participants, 57.7% were women. The mean age of participants was 20.99±2.05 years. Participants had a mean Individual Entrepreneurship Perception Scale and Lifelong Learning Trends Scale score of 119.98±15.30 and 80.80±20.62, respectively. The two variables “family income” and “habit of reading regularly” had a significant effect on both scales scores (p<0.05). Individual Entrepreneurship Perception Scale was weakly and negatively correlated with Lifelong Learning Trends Scale (p<0.001, r=-0.164).

Conclusion: In the study, it was concluded that nursing students with higher perception of individual entrepreneurship had lower lifelong learning tendencies.