CURARE Journal of Nursing
Determination of Nursing Student’s Attitudes Towards Refugees and Affecting FactorsMahmoud J O Altawil, Nuray Turan
Objective: This study was carried out in a descriptive and cross-sectional type to determine the attitudes of nursing students towards refugees and the factors affecting them. Materials and Methods: The study consisted of 1665 nursing students studying in the three universities in Istanbul province in the 2020-2021 academic year. The sample of the study consisted of 646 students determined by power analysis. Permissions were obtained before the study data were collected. Data were collected by Students Data Form and the Attitude Scale Regarding Syrian Refugees. Results: The average age of students was 20.07±1.68 years, and 84.8% were women. When the sub-dimension means of Attitude Scale Regarding Syrian Refugees were examined, the mean scores of the students were recognized as follows; 3.52±0.89 defended the rights of Syrian refugees, 3.45±0.96 had negative opinions about Syrian refugees, 3.32±0.96 supported finding radical solutions for Syrian refugees, 2.76±1.20 helped the Syrian refugees 2.47±0.69 agreed to find the moderate solutions for Syrian refugees. Examination of individual characteristics such as age, gender, number of siblings, education level, parents’ education level and place of residence, factors such as job anxiety in the future, traveling safely, having refugee friends, presence of refugees in the family, disaster management education, the Attitude Scale Regarding Syrian Refugees subdimension, revealed a significant difference between the dimension mean scores (p<0.05). Conclusion: It was determined that the attitudes of nursing students toward Syrian refugees were partially negative and that some individual characteristics and influencing factors were effective in their attitudes toward refugees.