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2021 Volume 11
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Volume 11, Issue 2, Part 1, August 2021,
Page(s): 321-330
Original Empirical Research
Received: December 23, 2019; Accepted: October 5, 2020; Published online: July 28, 2021
doi:10.2399/yod.20.663940; Copyright © 2021, Deomed
Investigation of Variables Affecting Nursing Students' Adaptation to University Life
Gülbin Konakçı1 ORCIDID (E-mail), Berna Nilgün Özgürsoy Uran2 ORCIDID, Halil Ahmet Uran3 ORCIDID
1Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, İzmir Demokrasi University, İzmir, Turkey
2Department of Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey
3İDepartment of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Administrative Sciences, İzmir Kâtip Çelebi University, İzmir, Turkey
*The study was presented as an oral presentation at The International Medical Congress of Izmir Democracy University (IMCIDU 2019) on December 6-8, 2019.
Students who starts university in a new and often different city suddenly find themselves in a different academic and social environment. This new life differs from their past experiences in terms of educational experiences, human relations and social life. This descriptive study investigates the adaptation levels of first year nursing students of two different public universities in Izmir, Turkey at the beginning of the academic year and aims to determine the factors affecting their adaptation. The research data were obtained from 125 students enrolled in the nursing department of these universities by using a questionnaire. The data collection tools consisted of socio-demographic form and the University Life Scale. Numbers and percentages, ANOVA, and independent sample t test were used in the analysis. 75.2% of the students included in the study were female, and their mean age was calculated as 9=18.9±1.10. 55.2% of the students voluntarily chose the nursing department. The rate of students who made a university selection for the first time was 97.6%. The students were found to have the highest mean score in the "adaptation to the university environment" subscale and the lowest score in the "academic adaptation" subscale. The mean scores of adaptation to the university environment, adaptation to relationships with the opposite sex, and total adaptation were found to be higher for the students who opted for the profession willingly than those who did not and this difference was found to be statistically significant (220.202±36.43, p<0.05). The findings indicate that willful selection of the profession, the level of education of the mother, profession of the father, parents' living together, economic status, and living with the family are the variables that affect the adaptation of the students to the university life. Preparing university adaptation programs by taking the individual, social and cultural characteristics affecting the adaptation into account and tailoring the guidance and consultancy services based on student needs may facilitate successful adaptation.
Keywords: Adaptation, nursing students, university life
How to cite this article: Konakçı, G., Özgürsoy Uran, B. N., & Uran, H. A. (2021). Hemşirelik öğrencilerinin üniversite yaşamına uyumunu etkileyen değişkenlerin incelenmesi. Yükseköğretim Dergisi, 11(2 Pt 1), 321-330.
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