ERIC Number: ED037683
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1968
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Air Force Nurses' Participation in Programs of Continuing Education As Related to Selected Criteria.
Bennett, Leland R.
This study investigated relationships among the extent of continuing education participation by Air Force Nurses in the Continental United States, means used to reflect officer effectiveness, selected demographic and military characteristics, and orientations toward learning. A four-part, nonstandardized questionnaire was administered to 589 nurses, including 211 who had not been involved in continuing education during the past five years. Factors were sought which the 211 saw as barriers to their participation. These were among the findings: (1) participation was significantly related to educational levels but not to the nurses' effectiveness as officers; (2) age, rank, marital status, and years of service did not correlate significantly with participation; (3) nurses did not feel that participation in continuing education helps with promotions or effectiveness; (4) although goal orientation was related to participation, the nurses' major learning orientation was need fulfillment; (5) major barriers to participation were the nurses' own attitudes, perceptions of supervisor attitudes, and lack of counseling. (Author/LY)
Descriptors: Age Differences, Analysis of Variance, Attitudes, Correlation, Doctoral Dissertations, Educational Background, Females, Goal Orientation, Investigations, Males, Military Personnel, Motivation, Nurses, Participation, Performance Factors, Professional Continuing Education, Status, Tenure
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Authoring Institution: Boston Univ., MA. School of Education.