ERIC Number: ED152980
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1978-Mar
Reference Count: 0
Comparison of Students in Three Different Levels of Nursing Education on Biographical, Cognitive Structure, Perception of Environment, Personality-Value Structure and Attitudes toward Nursing.
Zurhellen, Joan H.
A comparison was made of nursing students entering five nursing schools (three diploma programs, one associate degree program, and one baccalaureate) in the Memphis, Tennessee, area in 1974 and 1975. The study was undertaken to compare nursing students in three levels of nursing education on five clusters of variables deemed to influence learning characteristics, style, and outcome and, hence, also the clinical competencies and attitudes which might be expected of the three types of R.N. graduates. The variable clusters studied were biographical, personality values, cognitive structure, environmental perception and reaction, and attitudes toward nursing. Five instruments were used for data collection. Results indicate little difference between the nursing students of the three levels at the beginning of their programs, during the course of their programs, or at graduation. (Data tables and copies of the instruments are included.) (BB)
Descriptors: Associate Degrees, Bachelors Degrees, Biographical Inventories, Cognitive Style, Environmental Influences, Individual Characteristics, Learning, Measurement Instruments, Medical Education, Nursing, Nursing Education, Personality Assessment, Postsecondary Education, Statistical Analysis, Student Attitudes, Student Evaluation, Work Attitudes
Publication Type: Reports - Research
Education Level: N/A
Sponsor: Health Resources Administration (DHEW/PHS), Bethesda, MD. Div. of Nursing.
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Paper presented at the annual meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Toronto, Canada, March 27-31, 1978); Some pages of this document may not reproduce well due to broken type in the original