Journal of Education and
Research in Nursing
Original Article

Satisfaction Level of the Nursing Students’ Learning and Affecting Factors


Palandöken State Hospital, Erzurum, Turkey


Atatürk Universtiy School of Nursing, Erzurum, Turkey

Journal of Education and Research in Nursing 2021; 18: 241-246
DOI: 10.5152/jern.2021.90698
Read: 158 Downloads: 81 Published: 30 September 2021

Aim: In order to achieve the desired level of quality in education, it is necessary to regularly assess the students’ satisfaction with the education/opportunities offered by the universities they are studying at. The research was conducted to investigate the nursing students’ levels of satisfaction with their education and the factors affecting these levels.

Method: The descriptive type research was conducted in the Faculty of Nursing of a State University between April 2019 and January 2020. The research was conducted with 703 nursing students studying at the related faculty in the 2019-2020 academic year. The Student Satisfaction Scale (Short Form) and an Introductory Characteristics Form to determine the descriptive characteristics of the students were used in the collection of the study data. The data were analyzed using SPSS 21 software. Descriptive tests, t test, ANOVA, Kruskal Wallis test and Mann–Whitney U-test were used for statistical analysis.

Results: The mean age of the students was 20.64 ± 1.54. Of the students, 70.4% was female, and 98.4% was single. The SSS-SF total score average (165.06 ± 37.50) of the students was at a moderate level, and highest score average was in the “Instructors” sub-scale by 41.85 ± 8.70 points. The students’ levels of satisfaction with their education were found to be affected by gender, year in university, academic achievement, status of preference of nursing department, status of love of the nursing profession, and participation in student clubs (P < .05).

Conclusion: As a result of the research, the level of satisfaction of the students was found to be moderate, and the level of their satisfaction was found to be affected by some introductory characteristics of the students.

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