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ERIC Number: ED066557
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1970-Nov
Pages: 260
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Representative Personality Dimensions Characteristic of Different Occupational Choice in the Paramedical Field.
Campos, Priscilla Bernadette
To ascertain differences in the area of non-intellectual characteristics among senior students and successful practitioners in four paramedical groups, data collected by administering the Edwards Personal Preference Schedule (EPPS) were statistically analyzed. This test, measuring the relative strength of 15 personality needs, was given to 396 subjects representing the groups of Registered Nurse, Licensed Vocational Nurse, Medical Assistant, and Dental Assistant. Conclusions indicate that there are significant differences in personality needs among the four paramedical vocations. The Registered Nurse group appeared to need an occupational environment allowing room for achievement and leadership. The Licensed Vocational Nurse group and the Medical Assistant group, showing a high need for order, would benefit from a well ordered work environment under the direction of others. The Dental Assistant group would appear to need a semi-social occupational environment providing interaction with others on an affective level. Developmental studies of needs of health occupations students are recommended to contribute to better vocational counseling and implement more relevant health education curriculums. (Author/AG)
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Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Edwards Personal Preference Schedule