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Factors that make the health care professions an attractive career option in East Malaysia

journal contribution
posted on 06.12.2017, 00:00 by Melanie Birks, M Coyle, J Porter, J Mills
A shortage of health care professionals, particularly nurses, has led to the development of strategies to increase recruitment to these disciplines. This paper describes the findings of a study of factors that attract nurses and related health care professionals to their chosen discipline. A survey design was employed, in which a questionnaire was administered at a research seminar with the intent of demonstrating the conduct of research in real time. Seventy-six health care professionals participated in this survey. Most respondents were female and employed as nurses. The mean age of participants was 39 years. The ability to help others, training being provided and job security were rated highly by respondents as factors attracting them to their profession, along with the ability that to combine work and family commitments. While the findings reported here reflect some similarities with those of earlier studies, the demographically different sample may account for many of the differences.

Funding

Category 1 - Australian Competitive Grants (this includes ARC, NHMRC)

History

Volume

38

Issue

1

Start Page

18

End Page

22

Number of Pages

5

ISSN

0218-0995

Location

Singapore

Publisher

Singapore Nurses' Association

Language

en-aus

Peer Reviewed

No

Open Access

No

External Author Affiliations

Faculty of Sciences, Engineering and Health; James Cook University; Monash University; TBA Research Institute;

Era Eligible

No

Journal

Singapore nursing journal.