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Background/Objectives: The purpose of this study is to grasp the subjectivity of the nursing students on the homeless, describe characteristics by type of the homeless, and grasp the typology of the homeless.
Methods/Statistical analysis: Q methodology was applied to describe the characteristics by type and to classify the homeless. 18 students enrolled in the Department of Nursing at A University were asked to classify 44 statements about the homeless. The collected data were analyzed using QUANL PC Program.
Findings: As a result of this study, the nursing students' perception on the homeless was divided into 2 factors. The subjectivity on the homeless appeared as two factors and explained 38.31% of the total variance. The first factor was 32.17% and the second factor was 6.14%. As the first factor has an explanatory power of 32.17%, the homeless can be seen as the most explanatory factor. Of the 18 subjects surveyed, 16 were in one factor and two were in two factors. The types of subjectivity were classified into Political Support Recognition Type and tendency of the Homeless Recognition Type.
Improvements/Applications: This study provided basic data for understanding and education of nurses on the homeless in the clinic.