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Using Grounded Theory Method to Analyze ‘Human becoming’ in Nursing College Students

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  • Department of Nursing Science, Baekseok University, Cheonan - 330 – 704, Korea, Republic of

Abstract


Objectives: This study was to explore the meaning of ‘Human becoming’ through the experience of adolescence’s life in nursing college students. Methods/Statistical Analysis: In-depth interviews with 7 students who studied nursing science in B University were conducted from 20, April to 7, May in 2015. Qualitative data collected by the researcher including transcription and field notes were analyzed through an adapted methodology based on Grounded Theory. Findings: 15 sub-categories and 22 concepts were obtained. The key category emerged as ‘Finding myself ‘ which has three styles of ‘Happiness’, ‘Confirming my career in future’ and ‘Thanks’. And intervening factors were ‘Interaction with peers’, ‘Effect of mentor’s activities ‘and ‘ Pleasure from volunteer activities’. Improvements/Applications: The results of this study will provide baseline data to develop the effective prevention and intervention programs in nursing college students.

Keywords

College Student, Grounded Theory, Human Becoming.

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