Study Involvement and Emotional Maturity among Nursing Students at College of Nursing, JIPMER
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Emotional maturity is the product of interaction between many factors like home environment, school environment, society, culture and to a great extent on the programs watched on television. Study involvement is a process by which the skills, capacities and competencies of the students are enhanced. Involvement in studies not only makes the learning a pleasant activity but also yields enhancement in learning outcomes of higher order and develops positive attitudes towards learning and facilitates creative productivity.
Quantitative descriptive approach was used for this study i.e., including all the nursing students at College of Nursing JIPMER. The Participants were 290 nursing students who fulfilled the inclusion criteria. The data collection was done for 3 days using standard questionnaires of Study Involvement Inventory and Emotional Maturity Scale. Analysis was carried out in SPSS version 20.0 (SPSS-Statistical Package for Social Science) with descriptive and inferential statistics. All statistical analysis has been carried out at 5% level of significance and p-value <0.05 was considered significant.
The result of study involvement and emotional maturity among 290 Nursing students at College of Nursing, JIPMER, shows that Majority of the participants 57.6% (167) were between 18–25 years and most of them 85.2% (247) were studying B. Sc. Nursing and among 290 students 82.8% (240) of participants were females and96.9%(281) were single. Most of them 40.3% (117) were residing in town and79.7% (231) belong to Hinduism. Assessment of study involvement shows that majority of the participants 77.2% (224) were having low study involvement, average 21% (61) and 1.8% (5) were with high involvement. Most of the students 63.1% (183) were extremely emotionally immature, 20% (58) were emotionally immature, 9% (26) were extremely emotionally mature and 7.9% (23) were moderately emotionally mature.
Majority of the students were found with extremely emotionally immaturity and low study involvement which insisted on improvement in the emotional maturity level and study involvement level. From this study we conclude that special classes can be conducted and coping mechanisms can be explained to improve the study involvement level and emotional maturity level among the Nursing students.
Study involvement, Emotional Maturity, Nursing Students.