- Volume 9 Issue 2
The purpose of this study was to investigate the image of nurse perceived by students of elementary. middle and high schools in Taegu. Korea. Also the details for establishing the image were analyzed. The subjects of this study were 1.119 students from elementary. middle and high schools in Taegu. Data were collected from July 1. to July 16. 1998 and analyzed with Frequency. X 2-test. t-test. ANOVA. and Stepwise Multiple Regression in SPSS 7.5. The results of this study were as follows; (1) There was a significant difference in the nurse's image among the three groups(F= 168.42. p= .000). and the elementary students had the most positive image among the groups. (2) There was a significant difference in the nurse's image between male andfemale students. and the male students had more positive image(t=3.20. p = .001) than female students. (3) The experiences of hospitalization. books. and mass media affected on establishing the image of nurse, and experienced students had more positive image than those who was not. (4) 22.3% of the nurse's image was explained by the educational years. (5) The students who could distinguish between nurses and nurse aids, who had a nurse in their family, and who had experiences of nurse by TV had more positive image than those who had not. The students who had experiences of family member's hospitalization had more negative image than those who had not.