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Relationship of Age, Marital Status, and Work Experience of Community College Nursing Students to Grades.
Frerichs, Marian L.
To investigate differences in academic success due to age (younger or older than age 23), marital status, and nursing experience, a three-way analysis of variance was performed on the grade point averages of 1,435 female nursing students enrolled in 22 Associate Degree Nursing (ADN) programs in Illinois. The sample, representing over 90 percent of the students enrolled in ADN programs, were generally from middle and lower-middle socioeconomic backgrounds, but students from all areas of Illinois and the full range of ethnic groups were included. Students in the older age range achieved GPAs approximately one grade point higher than the younger subjects. Similarly, married women achieved GPAs one grade point higher than their single counterparts. However, the GPAs of those with previous nursing experience as compared to those without experience were almost identical. On the second order interaction, older married women without experience had significantly higher GPAs than older married women with experience. The author associates the results of this study with the need for nursing students to make a definite commitment to their field of study. Data are organized into three tables and charts. (Author/NHM)
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Identifiers - Location: Illinois