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Student’s intention to work in mental health: analysing their motivations

Journal Article


Abstract


  • BACKGROUND: The current number of nurses

    entering into mental health remains consistently low,

    while the number of Australians requiring mental

    health services increases. This paper explores how an

    innovative clinical placement affects Bachelor of

    Nursing (BN) student’s motivation toward mental

    health nursing.

    AIM: The research aimed to gain insight into how an

    innovative clinical placement based on personal

    recovery can influence the self-determined responses

    of future registered nurses.

    DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK: This research was

    grounded in self-determination theory; chosen due to

    its extensive application in professional development

    settings to gain insight into human behaviour. Selfdetermination

    theory enabled identification of BN

    student’s key psychological needs and individual

    motivation toward working with people living with a

    mental illness. Using a quantitative, quasi-experimental

    design, two questionnaires (Basic Need Satisfaction

    and Motivation Scale) were administered pre and post

    clinical placement to twenty BN students.

    OUTCOMES: This research has provided insight into

    how clinical placements can influence the desire and

    motivation toward the future career intentions of

    undergraduate nursing students.

    IMPLICATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

    NURSING: Providing conducive clinical placement

    environments where BN students can learn through

    participation in a safe and supportive atmosphere, can

    significantly reduce the stigma, break down the

    communication barriers, and promote an understanding

    of mental health recovery.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Cregan, A., Perlman, D., Moxham, L., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S., Heffernan, T. & Brighton, R. (2016). Student’s intention to work in mental health: analysing their motivations. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 (Supplement 1), 13-13. ACMHN‘s 42nd International Mental Health Nursing Conference Nurses Striving to Tackle Disparity in Health Care 25 – 27 October 2016 Adelaide Convention Centre

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021860292

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4293

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 13

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • Supplement 1

Abstract


  • BACKGROUND: The current number of nurses

    entering into mental health remains consistently low,

    while the number of Australians requiring mental

    health services increases. This paper explores how an

    innovative clinical placement affects Bachelor of

    Nursing (BN) student’s motivation toward mental

    health nursing.

    AIM: The research aimed to gain insight into how an

    innovative clinical placement based on personal

    recovery can influence the self-determined responses

    of future registered nurses.

    DESCRIPTION OF THE WORK: This research was

    grounded in self-determination theory; chosen due to

    its extensive application in professional development

    settings to gain insight into human behaviour. Selfdetermination

    theory enabled identification of BN

    student’s key psychological needs and individual

    motivation toward working with people living with a

    mental illness. Using a quantitative, quasi-experimental

    design, two questionnaires (Basic Need Satisfaction

    and Motivation Scale) were administered pre and post

    clinical placement to twenty BN students.

    OUTCOMES: This research has provided insight into

    how clinical placements can influence the desire and

    motivation toward the future career intentions of

    undergraduate nursing students.

    IMPLICATIONS FOR MENTAL HEALTH

    NURSING: Providing conducive clinical placement

    environments where BN students can learn through

    participation in a safe and supportive atmosphere, can

    significantly reduce the stigma, break down the

    communication barriers, and promote an understanding

    of mental health recovery.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Cregan, A., Perlman, D., Moxham, L., Patterson, C., Taylor, E., Sumskis, S., Heffernan, T. & Brighton, R. (2016). Student’s intention to work in mental health: analysing their motivations. International Journal of Mental Health Nursing, 25 (Supplement 1), 13-13. ACMHN‘s 42nd International Mental Health Nursing Conference Nurses Striving to Tackle Disparity in Health Care 25 – 27 October 2016 Adelaide Convention Centre

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85021860292

Ro Metadata Url


  • http://ro.uow.edu.au/smhpapers/4293

Number Of Pages


  • 0

Start Page


  • 13

End Page


  • 13

Volume


  • 25

Issue


  • Supplement 1