Identifying the Importance Level of Factors Influencing the Selection of Nursing as a Career Choice Using AHP: Survey to Compare the Precedence of Private Vocational High School Nursing Students and Their Parents

Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 122 (2014) 398-404

7 Pages Posted: 5 May 2014

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Emrah Önder

Istanbul University - School of Business - Department of Quantitative Techniques

Güler Önder

Istanbul University - Faculty of Medicine

Özlem Hasgül Kuvat

Balikesir University - Department of Economics

Nihat Taş

Istanbul University - School of Business, Department of Quantitative Methods

Date Written: March 19, 2014

Abstract

Choosing a carrier is a kind of multi-criteria decision making problem and it is a crucial decision in people's life. The aim of this study was to determine the precedence order of the factors influencing choice of nursing as a carrier. The survey participants were the nursing students of Mektebim Anatolian Vocational High School for Health and their parents. In analyzing the data, Analytical Hierarchy Process (AHP) methodology was used. In this study, subjective opinions of nursing students and their parents turn into quantitative form with Analytic Hierarchy Process. This study found that “academic staff”, “want nursing profession” and “job guarantee” were more important factors for parents in choosing their children’s nursing career. Among the criteria, the criterion of “the security of nursing school”, “income of nursing profession” and “developing profession” had the highest weight for students. Results of this study can be used by school management, nurse leaders, Ministry Of National Education, Ministry Of Health, nursing academicians and education science academicians etc.

Keywords: Nursing education, nursing students, Private Anatolian Vocational High School For Health, career choice, analytic hierarchy process, multi criteria decision making

Suggested Citation

Önder, Emrah and Önder, Güler and Hasgül Kuvat, Özlem and Taş, Nihat, Identifying the Importance Level of Factors Influencing the Selection of Nursing as a Career Choice Using AHP: Survey to Compare the Precedence of Private Vocational High School Nursing Students and Their Parents (March 19, 2014). Procedia - Social and Behavioral Sciences 122 (2014) 398-404. Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=2432510

Emrah Önder (Contact Author)

Istanbul University - School of Business - Department of Quantitative Techniques ( email )

Istanbul
Turkey

Güler Önder

Istanbul University - Faculty of Medicine ( email )

Istanbul
Turkey

Özlem Hasgül Kuvat

Balikesir University - Department of Economics ( email )

United States

Nihat Taş

Istanbul University - School of Business, Department of Quantitative Methods ( email )

Istanbul Universitesi Avcilar Kampusu
Isletme Fakultesi Avcilar
Istanbul, 34322
Turkey

HOME PAGE: http://aves.istanbul.edu.tr/nihattas/yayinlar

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