The focused goals of the study is to identify the problems encountered by the senior nursing students under the new curriculum CMO 14 in making a research thesis considering the different factors identified such as student factors, research instructor factors, research adviser factors and curriculum factors.
The study was conducted at Saint Mary’s University, Bayombong, Nueva Vizcaya specifically in the School of Health Sciences. The respondents of the study were the senior nursing students officially enrolled in Nursing Research 2.
The researchers adopted the descriptive correlational method of research. The Slovin’s formula with the sampling error was used to determine the sample size. Stratified random sampling was used in this study to enhance the representativeness of every section of the officially enrolled senior nursing students in Nursing Research 2. One hundred thirty eight (138) senior nursing students were randomly chosen from the five (5) sections to answer the questionnaire.
The questionnaire was prepared and validated by the 5 instructors. Then, it was distributed and answered by the selected students from the different sections officially enrolled in Nursing Research 2.
Upon the retrieval of the questionnaire, all the data gathered were collated, tabulated and analyzed with the results as follows:
SUMMARY OF FINDINGS
1. Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to gender Out of 138 respondents 51 were male comprising 37.0% of the population while 87 or 63 % comprised the female. 2. Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to academic classification Ninety-two percent of the respondents belong to non scholar group. Nine or 6.5% belongs to dean's lister group and only 1.4% belongs to half/full tuition scholar group. 3. Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to the attitudes towards making a thesis. On the attitudes towards making a thesis, the highest mean was recorded on “All members should participate in research activity” (3.83) and “Making a thesis is easy” (1.777) as the lowest mean. 4. Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to the Hindrances in completing Thesis On the Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to the Hindrances in completing Thesis, the highest mean of 3.06 was recorded on Curriculum factors; followed by 2.2645 on the Student Factors; followed by 1.90 on research adviser factors and lowest mean of 1.88 in research instructor factors. 5. Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to the Perceived Problems in Organizing and writing thesis On the Characteristics of the senior nursing students with respect to the Perceived Problems in Organizing and writing thesis, the highest mean of 2.93 was recorded in writing a thesis and 2.911 in organizing thesis 6. Significant relationship between the problems encountered by the senior nursing students in making a research thesis in terms of the following: 7.1 Profile variables
The profile variables are not significantly related to the problems
encountered both in organizing and writing thesis. This means that the
problems encountered by female and male students have no difference.
Academic classification of students is not also significantly related to
problems encountered. 7.2 Attitude and profile variables
The attitude of the respondents is not significantly related to either gender
or academic classification meaning that the attitude of the male and
female could be either positive or negative. The type of attitude toward
completing thesis is also independent from the academic classification of
the students. All the above mentioned factors are independent to each
other. 7. Hindrances Encountered and the profile variables
The hindrances encountered are not significantly related to the gender and academic classification. The hindrances...
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