ERIC Number: ED188522
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1980
Reference Count: N/A
Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954 through 1974. Volume 2.
Wallace, Grace Spice; May, W. Theodore
Findings on those aspects of participants' activities related to personal history and career choices both before and after graduation are reported in this second of a two-volume report on the findings of the Longitudinal Career Pattern Study of Graduates of the University of Tennessee College of Nursing, 1954-1974. The first two chapters describe the background of respondents (occupations and education of parents, birth order and number, financial aid) and personal history since graduation (residency, marital status, age and family situation, and spouse's occupation). Chapter Three focuses on the attitudes towards nursing, career satisfaction, spouse's attitude towards career nurses, and friendship among respondents. Professional and voluntary activities are then outlined, followed by an explanation of professional achievements, consultations, and publishing, research, and speaking activities. The next chapter deals with continuous nursing careers, including career choice, activities, and professional achievements. Criticism and suggestions for improving the questionnaire used in this study are offered. Among the conclusions are that: half the respondents reported being only children or oldest children; the South retained over 80 percent of the respondents as residents; 85 percent of spouses of respondents fell into professional and business related categories; the three most highly ranked reasons for being employed in nursing, beyond the financial one, were personal fulfillment, job satisfaction and service to others; and a 4-to-1 ratio was reported on spouses' favorable attitudes towards nursing employment. (LC)
Descriptors: Achievement, Awards, Career Choice, Community Involvement, Education Work Relationship, Followup Studies, Job Satisfaction, Longitudinal Studies, Nurses, Nursing Education, Occupational Mobility, Professional Continuing Education, Professional Development, Professional Recognition, Recognition (Achievement), Spouses
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Authoring Institution: Tennessee Univ., Memphis.