PROBLEMS AND SELF-ADAPTATION OF FIRST YEAR STUDENTS, BOROMARAJONANI COLLEGE OF NURSING, CHAINAT
This research aimed to study the capability of self-adaptation of first year nursing students in Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chainat academic year 2016. The assessment fields included the students interpersonal skills with teachers or friends and self-adaptation in nursing accommodation. In addition, the comparisons of results of students who have different backgrounds have been applied including hometown, parents marital status, students grade, personality, emotional quotient and professional attitudes. The population in this study was 114 first year students of Boromarajonani College of Nursing, Chainat academic year 2016. The assessment tool was questionnaires, and statistical analysis used percentage, mean and standard deviation. The study results have shown,
1. The overall students self-adaptation was in intermediate level where self-adaptation in term of study and dormitory stay were in intermediate level while interpersonal relationship adaptation with teachers or friends were low.
2. Students self-adaptation for studying were different among students of different hometown.
3. In term of interpersonal relationship adaptation with teachers or friends, the results showed differences among students of different hometowns and professional attitudes.
4. Self-adaptation in the nursing accommodation found differences among students where parents marital status, personality, emotional quotient and professional attitudes were concerned.