Ciencia y enfermería
versión On-line ISSN 0717-9553
CABIESES VALDES, BÁLTICA; URRUTIA SOTO, Mª TERESA; MUNOZ SERRANO, MÓNICA y PIZARRO MIQUELES, PAMELA. MOTIVATIONS AND EXPECTATIONS TO PARTICIPATE IN A UNIVERSITY GRADUATE ASSOCIATION OF NURSING. Cienc. enferm. [online]. 2004, vol.10, n.2, pp. 67-74. ISSN 0717-9553. doi: 10.4067/S0717-95532004000200008.
The purpose of this study was to identify motivations and expectations that alumni from the College of Nursing at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile have to participate in a University Graduate Association (AEA: Asociación de Ex-Alumnos). A descriptive cross-sectional design was used with a probabilistic sample of 97 alumni who graduated between 1970 and 2000 (10% confidence interval). Questionnaires checked by experts were used to collect data. Data were analyzed using the SPSS software version 8.0. The results of the study showed that 71,1% of the former students are interested in being part of AEA. The principal motivations identified were partnership affiliation (33,6%), continuing education (23,8%) and nursing professional development (16,8%). The perceived potential benefits were continuing education (43,4%), and partnership affiliation (30,2%). The group that does not have interest in being part of EAE mentioned as reasons, lack of time (70,4%) and professional estrangement (14,8%). In conclusion, the majority of the alumni were motivated to participate in a EAE, being the partnership affiliation and continuing education, the main motivation and expectations for this group.
Palabras clave : University; association; graduate, and nursing.