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ERIC Number: ED033206
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1967
Pages: 271
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The Prediction of Success in Nursing Education: Phase I and Phase II, 1959-1967.
Thurston, John R.; And Others
This study concerned the development and testing of an instrument designed to provide nursing schools with meaningful information about the personalities and potential problems of their students. In Phase I, the instrument--the Luther Hospital Sentence Completions (LHSC)--was constructed along with a Nursing Education Scale (NES) which provided for scoring of LHSC responses. Cross validation of the LHSC in two schools of nursing revealed significant differences between achievers and failures but not between achievers and underachievers. Phase II was largely a replication of Phase I but three schools of nursing were used. In two schools, significant relationships were noted between achievement and NES-LHSC Total as well as five attitudinal areas. In a third school, achievement was related significantly to NES-LHSC Total and one attitudinal area. In both phases, other instruments (the Minnesota Multiphasic Inventory, the ROTTER Incomplete Sentence Blank, and the National League for Nursing Pre-Nursing and Guidance Test) were studied. The report also includes information about two other instruments developed in the project: the Nurse Attitudes Inventory and the faculty Empathy Inventory. Phase III is available as VT 007 896. (JK)
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Sponsor: National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
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