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ERIC Number: ED012375
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1966
Pages: 58
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Reference Count: 0
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SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS, ATTITUDES AND OUTLOOKS OF OPTOMETRIC PRACTITIONERS IN NEW YORK STATE.
HAFFNER, ALDEN N.
AN EVALUATION OF THE SOCIOECONOMIC BACKGROUND OF OPTOMETRISTS IN NEW YORK STATE WAS MADE AND WAS RELATED TO DEVELOPED ATTITUDES ON COMMERCIALISM AND PROFESSIONALISM. THE STUDY WAS MADE TO DEVELOP A SOCIAL INDEX OF PROFESSIONALISM, TO DEVELOP AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL BACKGROUNDS THAT PRODUCE PRACTITIONERS WITH THE HIGHEST PRINCIPLES OF SOCIAL ETHICS, AND TO PROVIDE DATA FOR FURTHER RESEARCH IN THE AREA OF STUDENT SELECTION AND STUDENT EDUCATIONAL ACCULTURATION. OVER 55 PERCENT OF THE 1,640 OPTOMETRISTS PRACTICING IN THE STATE OF NEW YORK RESPONDED TO A MAILED QUESTIONNAIRE. A FACTOR ANALYSIS WAS MADE OF THE DATA GATHERED. FOR THE 83 INDEPENDENT VARIABLES, 12 FACTORS WERE IDENTIFIED, AND FOUR DEPENDENT FACTORS WERE DETERMINED FOR THE 60 DEPENDENT VARIABLES. RESULTS OF THE STUDY SHOWED THAT THE MOST SIGNIFICANT STATISTICAL FACTOR IN DEVELOPING AN UNDERSTANDING OF THE SOCIAL BACKGROUND THAT PRODUCES HIGH PRINCIPLES OF PROFESSIONAL ETHNICS WAS MEMBERSHIP IN THE NEW YORK OPTOMETRIC ASSOCIATION. THE AUTHOR CONCLUDED THAT MEMBERSHIP IN THAT ORGANIZATION TENDS TO FOSTER RELATIONSHIPS AND IDEALS THAT ARE CONSISTENT WITH A HIGHER LEVEL OF PROFESSIONALISM. (AL)
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Authoring Institution: Optometric Center of New York, NY.
Identifiers: New York (New York)