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Objective: Determine the satisfaction and motivation levels in a group of nursing student who have surgical nursing lesson.Materials and methods: This is a descriptive research carried out between 10-24 March 2014 with 97 students. Personal information form, Student Satisfaction Scale and Motivation Scale were filled by students under observation. The datas were analyzed with IBM SPSS 21 statistical software package. One-way analysis of variance analyzes, Student's t test and Spearman correlation analyzes were used. The statistical significance level was accepted as being p<0.05.Findings:Students' satisfaction scores were between 1.72–4.64 with mean of 3.33 ± 0.55. There was found difference between satisfaction about department, living within Eskisehir and satisfaction scores (p <0.05 for each one). Students' motivation scores were between 2.07–4.97 with mean of 3.73±0.52. There was found difference between gender,whether the department was chosen of the student’s own free will and satisfaction from the department (p <0.05 for each one).There was a positive weak correlation between satisfaction and motivation scores of students (r=0.241, p=0.017).Conclusion:Satisfaction about department and living in city center were found effective on students' satisfactions. Students' satisfaction and motivation levels should be determined and necessary regulations, improvements should be done.
Keywords: student education, student satisfaction, student motivation.
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