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Yaşlı Bakım Teknikerliği Bölümü Son Sınıf Öğrencilerinin Mesleklerine Yönelik Kaygı Düzeyleri ve Etkileyen Faktörler

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Yaşlı Bakım Teknikerliği Bölümü Son Sınıf Öğrencilerinin Mesleklerine Yönelik Kaygı Düzeyleri ve Etkileyen Faktörler

Elder Care Technician (ECT) is a personal, graduated after 2-years education from health services vocational school elder care program. The aim of the study is determine the elderly care senior student’s occupational anxiety level and the factors that affect it. A cross-sectional study was carried out with the participation of senior students attending Karabuk University Health Services Vocational School's elderly care program. As a means of data collection a questionnaire used which include conditions releated level of information about the department, occupational definitions and working fields. In addition this Beck Anxiety Questionnaire was used. It was estimated that relationship between anxiety levels and professional perspectives. 159 students participated (age 20, 98±1, 80, 26, 4% men, 73, 6% women) from total 186 students (85.48%) who attended to elderly care program in their final year of education. 73, 6% of the students indicated that chosing the elderly care program voluntarily, 51, 6% is satisfied with the program, 90, 6% of them have occupational anxiety about future of the ECT. There was no correlation between the general anxiety levels of the students and the variables being questioned. The majority of students are satisfied with the department and stated that the need for their profession will increase in the future. Besides this, the high level of occupational anxiety contradict the listed results. The main cause of occupational anxiety seems to be the lack of professional definition among the elderly care staff.

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