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Table 1 Categories emerged from the analyzed data

From: Nursing students motivation toward their studies – a survey study

Categories emerged Positive valued Negative valued
The degree of difficulty/demand of the studies The degree of difficulty/demand was experienced as stimulating The degree of difficulty/demand was experienced as too heavy
The teachers engagement Very engaged teachers Not engaged teachers
The organisation of the program A stimulating organisation of the program was noticed No stimulating organisation of the program was noticed
Contents in the studies associated to the profession The certificate to be a nurse is attractive – long for working as a nurse The certificate and the profession frightened the student
The attitude towards the studies Having a positive attitude towards the studies Having a negative attitude towards the studies
The study result achieved Achieving a good study result Not achieving a good study results
The life situation surrounding the studies Having a good life situation Having a bad life situation
Friendship during the studies A good friendship is experienced A bad or no friendship is experienced