Relationship between nursing professional career planning and the second child fertility intentions
Objective: To investigate the relationship between nursing professional career plan and the second child fertility intentions. Methods: Based on relevant existed researches, we convened a seminar of the experts to design a questionnaire of fertility intentions of second child. We invited 50 clinical nurses to carry on the pre-survey, according to the result we adjusted the item sets, then formed the formal questionnaire. A total of 300 nursing were recruited from a hospital in Tianjin. The fertility intentions of second child and career planning were investigated. Results: The formal second child fertility intension questionnaire include 5 items, and the questionnaire has good internal reliability with the Cronbach’s Alpha is 0.914. The mean score for nursing professional career plan was 37.60±8.00, and the fertility intentions mean score was 10.98±2.93. People with different ages, titles, work hours, educations, and family situations have different fertility intentions (P<0.05). Multiple liner regression analysis showed that the three dimensions in career planning questionnaires, including establishing career goals and strategies, continuing to learn and paying attention to the relationship, were major factors affecting fertility intention, which explained 52.2% of the total variance. Conclusion: The relationship between nursing professional career planning and the second child fertility intentions are close. As to perspective of national policy, we supposed hospital managers attach importance to nursing professional career planning, enhance management system, so as to enhance the quality of nursing service and the overall improvement of nursing team.