Factors Associated with Attitudes toward Scientific Research Vietnam Nursing Students: A Cross-sectional Study
Keywords:Nursing students, Scientific research, Vietnamese
Background: Nursing students do scientific research at the university level not only contributing to the development of the nursing profession but also helping themselves to practice more useful skills for future work. A positive attitude toward scientific research has been shown to motivate students to practice research. Objective: to assess attitudes toward scientific research and explore associated factors of nursing students in Vietnam. Methods: A cross-sectional study design was adopted and conducted on 238 nursing undergraduate students. Study samples were collected from October to November 2021 through a face-to-face meeting with study subjects and an accidental sampling technique. The attitudes Toward Research Scale was used in this study. Results: The study showed that 76.1% of nursing students had a positive attitude toward scientific research. Through simple linear regression analysis, it showed that having been or participating in scientific research projects (p=0.019), scientific research activities (p=0.028); intending to pursue a postgraduate degree (p=0.016); being introduced/invited to participate in scientific research projects (p=0.021) and having contact with people who can guide scientific research (p=0.033) was the factors that affect nursing students' attitudes toward scientific research. Conclusions: Many associated factors influence the attitude toward scientific research of nursing students. Further effective interventions are needed to address this issue
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