ERIC Number: ED131217
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1976-Jan
Reference Count: 0
High School Seniors' Attitudes & Concepts of Nursing As a Profession.
Rudov, Melvin H.; And Others
The primary objective of this investigation was to determine what attitudinal and knowledge factors contributed toward minority high school students not choosing nursing as a profession in higher numbers than they currently do. A total of 2,057 American Indian, Chicano, Black, and Caucasian high school seniors were surveyed at three geographically disparate sites to assess their attitudes toward and concepts of nursing education, and to relate these factors to certain demographic variables. The major findings from each of these content areas are briefly summarized in Chapter I. Chapter II covers the implications for a recruitment and guidance program. Chapter III includes background and review of literature. Chapter IV describes the survey design. Chapter V identifies the method. Chapter VI gives the results. Chapter VII discusses the relationship between current findings and previous research. Approximately half of the document consists of data tables. The appendix includes a sample questionnaire. (HD)
Descriptors: Career Choice, Career Guidance, Demography, Family Characteristics, High School Students, Literature Reviews, Minority Groups, Motivation, National Surveys, Nursing, Occupational Information, Questionnaires, Race, Recruitment, Socioeconomic Status, Student Attitudes, Tables (Data)
Superintendent of Documents, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington, D.C. 20402 (Stock No. 017-080-00109-2, $2.00)
Publication Type: Books
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Services Administration (DHEW/PHS), Rockville, MD.; Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Bureau of Health Manpower.; National Institutes of Health (DHEW), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: American Institutes for Research in the Behavioral Sciences, Pittsburgh, PA. Center for Health Sciences Studies.