ERIC Number: ED033317
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
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A Study of Work Histories of Married Nurses.
Willis, Lucy Dorothea
This study dealt with married women as past, present, and future members of the nursing force. Respondents were 53 married women, aged 22 to 68, in the Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Health Region who had been registered nurses. Data were gathered on personal, family, and work history, motives for entering the nursing profession, and satisfactions and dissatisfactions experienced in nursing practice. These were among the findings: (1) young women tended to work after marriage until and sometimes after the first child, and tended to return after all the children were in school or sometimes a little later in the family cycle; (2) full-time workers had the longest, most stable work histories and were most likely to be working for financial reasons; (3) urban women were more likely than rural women to be working, but the latter were more aware of and more responsive to community needs for nursing service; (4) women returning to nursing generally spoke of inadequate facilities and opportunities for updating their skills and knowledge. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Educational Needs, Employed Women, Employment Patterns, Family Status, Females, Investigations, Job Satisfaction, Labor Force Nonparticipants, Marital Status, Motivation, Nurses, Rural Areas, Socioeconomic Background, Urban Areas
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Authoring Institution: California Univ., Berkeley.
Note: Ed. D. Thesis.