Subtypes of nursing students’ volunteer motivation in COVID-19: a latent profile analysis.

Subtypes of nursing students’ volunteer motivation in COVID-19: a latent profile analysis.

Publication date: Jan 19, 2024

One factor that influences nursing students’ decision to engage in volunteer activities is volunteer motivation. It is important to understand the motivations of nursing students to volunteer. However, the majority of current studies have concentrated on the present level of nursing students’ motivation to volunteer. To identify subgroups of nursing students’ volunteer motivation and its influential factors. From January to February 2022, a cross-sectional online study was conducted, and 2569 nursing students from 10 provinces in China were recruited. Participants completed the General Information Questionnaire, Volunteer Functional Inventory (VFI), Perceived Stress Scale (PSS) and Perceived Social Support Scale (PSSS). We explore the categories and characteristics of volunteer motivation using latent profile analysis. Then, we determined factors that affect undergraduate nursing students’ volunteer motivation using multinomial logistic regression. The volunteer motivation score of the nursing students was 77. 65 (15. 22). The study found that volunteer motivation could be divided into three categories: low-low protective volunteer motivation group (9. 3%), general-high career values volunteer motivation group (37. 5%), and high volunteer motivation group (53. 2%). Perceived social support scale score, perceived stress scale score, gender, and grade significantly influenced the volunteer motivation of nursing students in different categories (both P 

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Concepts Keywords
China Influencing factors
February Latent profile analysis
Nursing Nursing students
Volunteer Volunteer motivation


Type Source Name
disease MESH COVID-19
pathway REACTOME Reproduction
disease VO population
drug DRUGBANK Coenzyme M
disease VO organization
disease MESH lifestyle
disease MESH marital status
disease VO time
disease MESH education level
drug DRUGBANK Trestolone
disease IDO site
disease IDO country
disease VO effective
drug DRUGBANK Tropicamide
disease VO ANOVA
disease MESH loneliness
disease VO age
disease IDO quality
disease IDO process
drug DRUGBANK (S)-Des-Me-Ampa
drug DRUGBANK Nonoxynol-9
drug DRUGBANK Lauric Acid
disease MESH coronary artery disease
disease VO organ

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