DETERMINATION THE FACTORS INFLUENCED THE HOPELESSNESS LEVEL OF NURSING STUDENTS
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Keywords:Student, Hopelessness, Nursing
Objectives: This study aims to determine the factors affecting the hopelessness levels of students in department of nursing of Harran University Faculty of Health Sciences. Methods: This study was conducted on 115 students between the ages of 18-36. 41.7% of the students participated in the study were male (n = 48) and 58.3% were female (n = 67). The students' hopelessness levels were determined using the Beck Hopelessness Scale. The evaluation form prepared by researchers was applied using the face-to-face interview method. The normal distribution suitability of the variables was determined using the Kolmogrov-Smirnov Test. The MannWhitney U test and the Kruskall Wallis test were used to determine the relationship between the independent variables. Results: Mean scores of desperation scores of the students participating in the study were 6.01 ± 4.73, while those of males were 7.08 ± 4.64; and that of the female were 5.25 ± 4.68. Male students 'hopelessness scale score was significantly higher than female students' hopelessness scale score. While there was a significant relationship between the educational status of the mother, the student's place of residence, smoking and hopelessness (p <0.05), no significant relationship was found with the educational status of the father. The hopelessness scale score was higher in individuals whose family lived in the city center (p>0.05). No significant correlation was found between the hopelessness scale score and the family's monthly income, the average sleep time of the individual, academic achievement grade, and reading time (p> 0.05), whereas a positive correlation was found between the students' hopelessness scale score and daily internet usage ( p <0.05). Conclusions: According to the results of our study; It has been determined that male students are more hopelessness than girls. It has been observed that the increase in the educational level of mothers enables the individuals to look at life in a more negative perspective. Nevertheless, it has been determined that the students living in rural areas are more hopeful. While the use of the internet leads to an increase in the level of despair, it can be said that reading is a positive influence on young people. These results may be due to little sample size. Further studies should be carried out to interpret that link more accurately by increasing the number of cases.
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