Knowledge and Attitude of Nursing Students towards Research


Authors : Bamila N; Dr. Johnsy Rani T

Volume/Issue : Volume 6 - 2021, Issue 12 - December

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Nurses work in a variety of settings like hospital, classroom (education), community health department, business sector, home health care and the laboratory. Providing optimal to the clients on the basis of evidence obtained through research. Baccalaureate in Nursing is the entry level in studying nursing research. Therefore, creation of interest in undergraduate education has a positive impact to undertake research. So that undergraduate nurses can function as an effective research reader, utilize research findings into practice, prepare research reports and criticize. Baccalaureate nursing students may have different attitude and knowledge level towards research. So a study was done to assess their knowledge and attitude. The study was done in few Nursing colleges of Nagercoil. 99 students of third year and final year BSc(N) were included. The tool has demographic variables, selfadministered knowledge questionnaire and attitude scale. Questionnaires were circulated to students and collected from them through WhatsApp in the form of Google form. Mean was used to calculate each component in a factor. Frequency and percentage were used for demographic variables. 37.3% (37) of them belong to 21 years, majority of them, 90.9% (90) were female, and sample was almost equally distributed in III 50.5% (50) and IV year 49.5% (49) of the study. In the source of information, majority 42 (42.4%) received information through teachers. 59.59% (59) of the students have adequate knowledge regarding research, 36.36 % (36) of the students had moderate knowledge and 4.04% (4) of the students had inadequate knowledge regarding research. All score shows above average in the attitude scale. This shows that they have good knowledge and attitude towards research.

Keywords : Research, Nursing students, Knowledge, Attitude.

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