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 The Journal of Korean Academic Society of Nursing Education 2012;18(3):510-521. Published online December 31, 2012.
 Nursing Image and Professionalism Perceived by Male and Female Nursing Students in College Joo, Mee Kyoung;Shin, Gye Young; 1Department of Nursing, Kyungbok University2Department of Nursing, Shinheung College 3년제 간호학 전공 남학생과 여학생이 지각한 간호이미지와 간호전문직관 주미경, 신계영 1경복대학교 간호학과2신흥대학교 간호학과 Abstract PurposeThe purpose of this study was to identify the degree and correlations between the nursing image and professionalism perceived by male and female nursing students in College. Method: The subjects were composed of 683 nursing students (male 59, female 624) in college located in Gyeonggi province using convenience sampling method. Descriptive statistics, Pearson correlation coefficient and t-test were used for data analysis. Results: The mean score of nursing image perceived by male nursing students was 3.80 (${pm}0.51$) and that of female nursing students was 3.75 (${pm}0.45$). The mean score of professionalism perceived by male nursing students was 3.61 (${pm}0.55$) and that of female nursing students was 3.64 (${pm}0.42$). There was no significant difference between nursing image of male and female students in statistical analysis (t=1.38, p=.248). And there was no significant difference between professionalism of male and female students in statistical analysis (t=1.73, p=.167). The nursing image perceived by male nursing students was positively related to professionalism (r=.74, p<.001). The nursing image perceived by female nursing students was positively related to professionalism (r=.69, p<.001). Conclusion: Based on the results of the study, further research is needed to change of perspectives on new educational approach to male nursing students. Key Words: Nursing student, Nursing image, Professionalism