Turkish Journal of Medical Sciences




To determine the attitudes of some occupation groups towards challenges. Materials and methods: In the present study, data were collected by administering the Fatih-Bursa Scale of Attitude to Challenges (F.B.-SATC) to various occupation groups. The participants were divided into 6 occupation groups: healthcare workers, educators, technical staff (engineers, architects, etc.), self-employed people, security staff (police offices, military staff), and housewives. Data were assessed with a F.B.-SATC scoring system measuring attitudes towards challenges. The scale has 5 factors: Thoughts about Challenges (TAC), Outlook on Life (OL), Problem Solving (PS), Targets and Ideals (AI), and Social State (SS) factors. The tool included 26 questions and is answered by a 5 point Likert-type rating scale. Results: Four hundred and fifty-three individuals (205 male and 248 female) participated in the study. Average factor scores of housewives were lower than the scores of the other groups. High scores were shared by healthcare workers and security staff. In dual comparisons, healthcare workers had the highest score in TAC scores and they were significantly higher than educators and housewives (P = 0.027, P < 0.001, respectively). Their OL scores were significantly higher than educators (P = 0.011), security staff (P = 0.003), technical staff (P = 0.003), and housewives (P < 0.001). Conclusion: The effect of the type of occupation on individuals’ attitudes towards challenges varies. Precautions should be taken for some occupation groups; guidance should be provided and social studies should be performed.


Occupation groups, life, challenge, attitude

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