ERIC Number: ED036742
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1969
Reference Count: 0
An Institute as an Educational Experience in the Continuing Education of a Selected Population of Nurses.
Buckland, Jean Kirstine
This study evaluated a two day institute as a means of continuing education for nurses, analyzed a method of evaluation, and examined the relationship of education and experience to subsequent learning. Background data were gathered by a structured questionnaire; unstructured interviews elicited what participants thought they had learned. Of the total sample, 91% perceived changes in their own behavior; 76% saw changes in knowledge, 62% in attitude, and 76% in practice. Over half perceived change in all three areas. The greatest change was perceived by those who were younger, married, had less education (academic and post basic nursing), less nursing experience, and were employed in the larger agencies. Little or no change was noted by those who had more education and experience and were employed with smaller agencies. Learning correlated slightly with age, basic academic education, post basic nursing education, nursing experience, and size of employing agency. It was concluded that the institute was effective for the three kinds of learning provided that the credibility of respondents was acceptable. The evaluation method (with the above proviso) was adequate for indicating change, but not for showing relationships to certain socioeconomic data. (author/ly)
Descriptors: Analysis of Variance, Attitude Change, Behavior Change, Educational Background, Employment Patterns, Evaluation, Evaluation Methods, Experience, Institutes (Training Programs), Knowledge Level, Masters Theses, Nurses, Professional Continuing Education, Self Evaluation, Socioeconomic Background
Publication Type: N/A
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Authoring Institution: British Columbia Univ., Vancouver.
Note: M.A. Thesis