ERIC Number: ED038489
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1968
Reference Count: 0
A Study of Some Effects of Sensitivity Training on the Performance of Students in Associate Degree Programs of Nursing Education. League Exchange Number 86.
Geitgey, Doris Arlene
The experimental group contained 39 entering freshman nursing students who volunteered for "human relations training." The volunteer control group of 23 received human relations training through the lecture-discussion method, and the control group consisted of 41 non-volunteers who received no additional training in human relations. Four null hypotheses were tested: (1) The hypothesis that senstivity training has no effect on the quality of nursing care was rejected by three of four comparisons which showed statistically significant results, (2) The hypothesis that the interpersonal relations of students with patients, teachers, and peers are not affected by sensitivity training was rejected on seven comparisons which showed statistically significant results, (3) The hypothesis that grades attained by students in nursing courses are not influenced by sensitivity training was accepted, (4) The hypothesis that the attrition rate of students in the first year of their associate degree program in nursing education is not affected by sensitivity training was accepted although the trend was in favor of the experimental group in all comparisons. It was concluded that sensitivity training was effective in important aspects of nursing education in the programs studied. (JK)
Descriptors: Allied Health Occupations Education, Course Evaluation, Grades (Scholastic), Interpersonal Relationship, Nursing, Nursing Education, Research Projects, School Holding Power, Sensitivity Training, Technical Education
National League for Nursing, 10 Columbus Circle, New York, New York 10019 (Publication No. 23-1344 $2.25)
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Authoring Institution: National League for Nursing, New York, NY. Dept. of Associate Degree Programs.