Original Research Article
Year: 2018 | Month: April | Volume: 8 | Issue: 4 | Pages: 104-109
Determination of Individual Innovation Profiles of Midwifery Students and Factors Affecting
Yasemin Aydın Kartal1, Azime Özsoy2, Kadriye Üner2
1Assistant Professor (PhD), Department of Midwifery, Faculty of Health Sciences, University of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
2Sakarya University, Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Midwifery, Sakarya, Turkey
Corresponding Author: Yasemin Aydın Kartal
Objective: This study was conducted to determine the individual innovation profiles of midwifery students and factors affecting.
Methodology: A total of 135 students who were studying in the first and fourth grades of Midwifery Department of a public university between November 20th and December 31st, 2016 constituted the population of the research which was planned descriptive and in analytical pattern. It was aimed to reach the entire population, however the sample consisted of 112 students who could be reached and accepted to participate in the research. The data was collected by "Individual Form" and "Individual Innovativeness Scale (IIS)".
Results: The average age of the students was found to be 20.49 ± 2.07years, 47.3% of students were in the first grade and 52.7% were in the fourth grade. The average IIS score of the first grade students was determined as 65.69±10.19 and the fourth grade students' score was 65.13±8.80. When the average IIS score of the students was evaluated within the scope of innovation, it was determined that 53.6% of the students were questioner and 3.6% were innovative. When the innovation levels of the students were examined it was varying according to the variable of the smartphone use and grade.
Conclusion: As a result, it has been determined that the individual innovation characteristics of midwifery students were in the "questioner" category and smartphone user students were more innovative and the level of taking risk increases as the grades getting higher.
Key words: Individual Innovation, Midwifery, Midwifery Students.