Factor Analysis of Professional Nurses' Lifelong Learning, a Private Hospital, Thailand

Monday, 9 November 2015

Boonsom Kuanchom, MSN, RN,NNP,MSN
Nursing Staff Training and Development, Bumrungrad Academy, Bangkok, Thailand
Areewan Oumtanee, PhD, MS, RN
School of Nursing, Chulalongkorn University, Phatumwan, Thailand

The purpose of this study was to study the components of lifelong learning of professional nurses working in Private hospital,Bangkok,Thailand. Study sample selected by using simple sampling were 250 professional nurses.The research instrument was the professional nurses’lifelong learning questionnaire which was examination for content vadility and test for reliability.The Cronbach’s Alpha Coefficient of professional nurses’lifelong learning questionnaire was .94. The data were analyzed by using Principal Componants axis analysis and orthogonal rotation with varimax method.

                The findings were as follow:

                The lifelong learning of professional nurses in tertiary hospital of consists 6 components. The accounted for 72.99% of variance:

             1. Systemic thinking  described by 17  items accounted for 19.38  such as having  a good communication including listening, speaking, writing and reading, problem solving skills, creating, remembering and  making judgment base on evidence

             2. Learning resource adaptation described by 6 items accounted for 15.97 such as applying knowledge to work, applying knowledge to improve work, develop in working system, sharing knowledge to other, getting a new idea and building learning network .

             3. Interpersonal skills described by 6  items accounted for 11.36 such as be able work with team, reponsible in  job and assign job and making friend easily.

             4. Goal setting and achievement described by 4 items accounted for 8.52 such as having clearing goal, application of knowledge and skills and having learning plan.

             5. Being self directed learner by 3 items accounted for 5.56 such as having ability to learn, having own opinion and  having world view.  

            6. Looking learning opportunities described by 4 items accounted for 5.32 such as improve self development , participating scholarly activities and access knowledge source.