ERIC Number: ED034138
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1965
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The Determination and Measurement of Supervisory Training Needs of Hospital Personnel. A Survey of Pennsylvania Hospitals.
Dubin, Samuel S.; Marlow, H. LeRoy
This study was designed to determine the training needs (management skills, technical skills, and areas of study) of hospital personnel in Pennsylvania. The objectives were: to determine present and long-range (3 to 5 years) self-perceived training needs of administrative, supervisory, and other hospital staff personnel; and to recommend methods for providing continuing professional education for updating hospital personnel. Every hospital within the State of Pennsylvania with 50 or more beds was invited to participate. Supervisory personnel in 213 of the 259 (83%) hospitals of Pennsylvania completed the questionnaire. Individual interviews with supervisors and group interviews with nurses were conducted in 50 hospitals classified by eight types and four sizes. The total number of respondents was 6021. The updating needs of personnel in all hospital departments are reported by supervisory training needs, by specific departmental needs, and by probability of enrolling in specific areas of instruction. (author/nl)
Descriptors: Administrators, Educational Needs, Hospital Personnel, Paraprofessional Personnel, Perception, Personnel Needs, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Personnel, Questionnaires, Supervisory Training, Training Methods
Continuing Education, Pennsylvania State University, University Park, Pa. 16802
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Authoring Institution: Pennsylvania State Univ., University Park. Center for Continuing Liberal Education.