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Analysis of trends and contents of nursing doctoral dissertations in Korea

Title
Analysis of trends and contents of nursing doctoral dissertations in Korea
Authors
Lee K.-J.Kang Y.Gu M.O.Kim K.Kim O.Suh Y.-O.Suh E.Yang S.Lee E.-H.Lee J.H.Choe M.-A.Hah Y.S.
Ewha Authors
이자형이광자김옥수강윤희
SCOPUS Author ID
이자형scopus; 이광자scopusscopus; 김옥수scopus; 강윤희scopus
Issue Date
2012
Journal Title
Journal of Korean Academy of Nursing
ISSN
2005-3673JCR Link
Citation
vol. 42, no. 2, pp. 302 - 309
Indexed
SCIE; SSCI; SCOPUS WOS scopus
Abstract
Purpose: This study aimed to identify contents and trends of Korean nursing doctoral dissertations in terms of research methodology and theoretical characteristics. Methods: The design of the study was descriptive study and a total of 1,089 quantitative studies completed between 1982 and 2010 were reviewed using the analytical framework developed by the researchers. Results: The majority of studies utilized the experimental design (51.5%) and the others were survey design (38.8%) and methodological design (5.0%). Study subjects were shown as patients (45%), care givers (11.2%), ordinary persons (40.6%) and others (3.2%). There were growing trends in experimental design and patients as subjects. The prevailing data collection settings were hospitals (45.8%) and community (27.8%). The theoretical frameworks that studies were based on were the existing theories (37%) and a newly developed theoretical framework by a researcher (25.2%). a framework derived from other studies by the researcher (25.2%). Majority of studies (78.5%) employed a single theory as a theoretical framework. However, 31.8% of studies had no theoretical framework based on. Conclusion: Findings of this study provided the opportunities to shed new light on the current status of Korean doctoral dissertation and to deliberate on the future direction of nursing studies in Korea. © 2012 Korean Society of Nursing Science.
DOI
10.4040/jkan.2012.42.2.302
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