Manipal Journal of Nursing and Health Sciences


Introduction: Nursing research is the systematic pursuit of knowledge involving the understanding and formulation of a problem, the collection of information through observation or any other method. This study aimed to assess the knowledge on nursing research and attitude towards it and also identify the barriers to conduct nursing research. Objectives: The objectives of the study were to assess the knowledge and attitude on nursing research among BSc nursing students, to find out the barrier of nursing research among BSc nursing students, and to find out the association between the knowledge and attitude score with selected demographic variables. Methods: A descriptive survey approach was used to conduct the study. A purposive sampling method was used to select the samples and study was conducted among 56 nursing students from selected nursing college, in Malapuram. Data were collected by using structured knowledge questionnaire to assess knowledge on nursing research. Rating scale was used to assess attitude and opinion questionnaire to identify the barriers in nursing research. Results: Majority of the nursing students (26) 46% had good knowledge, (6) 11% had excellent knowledge on nursing research. With regard to attitude, (32) 57% had neutral attitude, and (24) 43% had favourable attitude towards nursing research. There was no significant association between knowledge and attitude with selected demographic variables (p>.05). Conclusion: The study concluded that most of the nursing students had good knowledge and favourable attitude on nursing research. Remedies can be taken to overcome the barriers of nursing research.

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