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Table 3 Themes and subthemes describing the three stages of the decision-making process for accepting or declining the hospital-sponsored scholarship

From: Factors influencing acceptance or decline of a hospital-sponsored scholarship by nursing students in Taiwan: a qualitative descriptive study

Stage Theme Subtheme
1 Considering options Emotional reactions
  Information gathering
2 Making the decision Financial evaluation
  Professional evaluation
  Evaluation of the environment
  Evaluation of employment outcomes
3 Analyzing the decision Anxiety and uncertainty
  Coping with the decision