International Journal of Humanities and Social Science

ISSN 2220-8488 (Print), 2221-0989 (Online) 10.30845/ijhss

Change of Male Nursing Students' Learning Passion in A China Vocational Health College: A Case Tracing Study
Liumei Zhang, Yaoyao Zhang

Background: Some male nursing students who graduated from higher vocational education in China intend to change careers. Why? Method: Tracking a student to analyze reasons for his learning passion changes from the emotional sociology perspective. Results: The learning passion of this Chinese male nursing student in higher vocational education experienced five stages: establishment, decline, adjustment, disillusionment and equilibrium; The reason for this change is the learning organizations, society, family, system, workplace, interpersonal relationships, personal characteristics etc. can both promote and inhibit the learning passion; The deep reason is changeable of the sense of belonging and achievement in the learning process. Discussion: The equilibrium of learning passion is a loss of emotional energy, which is caused by the marginalization of occupational gender mismatch persons among vocational college education in learning organizations, interpersonal relationships, promotion and employment systems. Conclusions: Nursing educational stakeholders should be good at protecting male nursing students' learning passion by providing emotional value.

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