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J Korean Acad Nurs. 2008 Feb;38(1):111-121. Korean. Original Article.
Jo KH .
Department of Nursing, Catholic University of Daegu, Daegu, Korea.

PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to analyze attitudes toward a successful life of students majoring in nursing science. METHOD: The Q-methodology which provides a method of analyzing the subjectivity of each items was used. The 32 selected Q-statements from each of 36 subjects were classified into a shape of normal distribution using a 9 point scale. The collected data was analyzed using a QUANL PC program. RESULT: Four types of successful life attitudes for research subjects in nursing science were identified. Type I is purpose achievement type, Type II is calling fullness type, Type III is balance maintenance type, and Type IV is happiness eagerness type. CONCLUSION: The results of the study indicate that different approaches to nursing professional education programs are recommended based on the four types of successful life attitudes.

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