Investigation of happiness attitudes of elderly care technician students


  • Rukiye Demir Dikmen Bingöl Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Yaşlı Bakımı Programı, Bingöl, Türkiye
  • Elif Ayfer Baltaci Yildiz Bingöl Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Optisyenlik Programı, Bingöl, Türkiye
  • Izzettin Ekinci Bingöl Üniversitesi, Sağlık Hizmetleri Meslek Yüksekokulu, Diyaliz Programı, Bingöl, Türkiye



Elderly Care, Happiness, Health


Aim:  This research was carried out to examine the mutual happiness levels of the students of the elderly care program. Materials-Methods:  The research is descriptive. The study was conducted with 218 students who were enrolled in the aged care program in the spring semester of the 2021-2022 academic year at the Health Services Vocational School (HSVS) at a state university and volunteered to participate in the research. Research data were collected with the “Mutual Happiness Scale” and “Student Information Form”. SPSS 23.0 program was used in the analysis of the data. Results: The mean age of the participant students was 20.88±1.6 years, 74.3% were female and 25.7% were male. It was determined that the mutual happiness levels of the students were not statistically significant with age, gender and class. It was determined that as the education level of the parents increased, the score increased, but it was not significant. It was determined that those who had 1 or 2 siblings had higher levels of happiness. It was determined that the level of happiness was significant with the average monthly income of the family (p<0.05) and those with higher income levels got higher scores. The total mean score of Mutual Happiness of the students participating in the research was found to be 27.50 ±6.50. Conclusions: According to the results of the research, the mutual happiness of the students of the elderly care program is above the medium level.


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How to Cite

Demir Dikmen, R., Baltaci Yildiz, E. A. ., & Ekinci, I. . (2022). Investigation of happiness attitudes of elderly care technician students. Journal of Social and Analytical Health, 2(3), 215–220.



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