Factors Influencing the Likelihood of Attrition among Baccalaureate Nursing Students at Assumption University of Thailand
Keywords:role discrepancy, burnout, clinical setting anxiety, academic satisfaction, likelihood of attrition
The current study investigated the factors hypothesized to influence the likelihood of attrition among baccalaureate nursing students at Assumption University of Thailand. The study employed path analysis to test the research hypotheses, based on participants’ responses to a survey questionnaire. The sample consisted of 180 second, third, and fourth year nursing student participants obtained through convenience sampling. The study’s findings showed
that role discrepancy positive (self-in-role value is higher than perceived obligatory role value) had direct and indirect influences on the likelihood of attrition, being mediated by academic satisfaction. Moreover, clinical setting anxiety had an indirect influence on the likelihood of attrition, being mediated by academic satisfaction. Although the levels of role discrepancy negative, clinical setting anxiety, and burnout were high among the participants, there were no significant direct influences of these variables on the likelihood of attrition. Additionally, nursing student participants reported high levels of academic satisfaction and low levels of likelihood of attrition during their education and clinical training at Assumption University of Thailand.