Students' opinions about Nursing Education and its Relation to Their Academic Motivation
Sahar M. El-Khedr1&3 and, Youssryea M. Ibrahim2&3
1Department of Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Nursing, Tanta University, Egypt.
2Department of Critical Care, Faculty of Nursing, Mansoura University, Egypt.
3Umm Al-Qura University
Abstract: Motivation refers to reasons that underlie behavior that is characterized by willingness and volition. Intrinsic motivation is animated by personal enjoyment, interest, or pleasure, whereas extrinsic motivation is governed by reinforcement contingencies. Motivation can be defined in a number of ways. Generally, it is defined as a driving force that initiates and directs behavior. In other words, motivation is a kind of internal energy which drives a person to do something in order to achieve something. Academic motivation refers to internal processes that stimulate and sustain activities aimed at achieving specific academic goals. Motivation plays a crucial role in the performance of students. Self-determination theorists posit that academic motivation is multidimensional in nature, and is comprised of three global types of motivation: intrinsic motivation, extrinsic motivation, and A motivation. The aim of this study is to determine Students' opinions about Nursing Education and its Relation to Their Academic Motivation. This study has a descriptive correlational design. One hundred fifty students were involved in this study. A questionnaire sheet was used for data collection. It consisted of two parts. The first part of the questionnaire was used to collect socio-demographic data. The second part was the Academic Motivation Scale (AMS). The results of this study revealed that there were statistical significant correlations between desire for nursing education and total academic motivation of intern, fourth, and second year students. Significant correlation was also found between family encouragement, family opposition and total academic motivation. Statistically significant correlations were evident between total intrinsic motivation, total extrinsic motivation, total academic motivation and total training for all nursing students. It is recommended to study the effect of academic motivation on academic achievement of nursing students.
[Sahar M. El-Khedr and, Youssryea M. Ibrahim. Students' opinions about Nursing Education and its Relation to Their Academic Motivation. J Am Sci 2013; 9(3): 496-503]. (ISSN: 1545-1003).http://www.jofamericanscience.org.
Key words: Academic motivation, Students’ opinions, Nursing education. Full Text 73