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Television as a Career Motivator and Education Tool: A Final-Year Nursing Student Cohort Study

School of Nursing and Healthcare Professions, Federation University Australia, 3350 Ballarat, Australia
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Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2020, 10(1), 346-357; https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10010026
Received: 13 November 2019 / Revised: 19 December 2019 / Accepted: 21 December 2019 / Published: 24 December 2019
Fictional medical programs are often used for more than just their recreational enjoyment; they can also influence career decision making. Very little research has examined the pedagogical value of fictional medical programs in terms of their motivational value in the choice of a nursing career. As such, the aim of this study was to examine what motivated nursing students to choose nursing careers, if fictional medical programs were motivators, and if they are used by students as a learning tool. The cross-sectional study collected data using a questionnaire and occurred between April and June 2018. The findings were generated from students’ short answers and extended responses within the questionnaire. Data were analysed using descriptive and inferential statistics, while qualitative data were analysed thematically. A total of 291 students participated (82.6% response rate), with motivations for entering nursing being similar to other international studies; however, as motivators, fictional medical television programs were rated higher than job security. Overall, students engage with medical television programs along a television–learning continuum, ranging from limited watching time, recognising inaccuracies, understanding dialogue, through to using fictional medical television programs as tools for learning. However, this is dependent on time, interest, current level of understanding, and a program’s perceived value. View Full-Text
Keywords: career choice; nurse; student; television; teaching; learning career choice; nurse; student; television; teaching; learning
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Terry, D.; Peck, B. Television as a Career Motivator and Education Tool: A Final-Year Nursing Student Cohort Study. Eur. J. Investig. Health Psychol. Educ. 2020, 10, 346-357. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10010026

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Terry D, Peck B. Television as a Career Motivator and Education Tool: A Final-Year Nursing Student Cohort Study. European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education. 2020; 10(1):346-357. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10010026

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Terry, Daniel, and Blake Peck. 2020. "Television as a Career Motivator and Education Tool: A Final-Year Nursing Student Cohort Study" European Journal of Investigation in Health, Psychology and Education 10, no. 1: 346-357. https://doi.org/10.3390/ejihpe10010026

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