ERIC Number: ED248793
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1982-May
Reference Count: 0
Characteristics Students View as Important in Nurse Faculty Role Models.
Nursing students' views concerning the behavior of faculty role models were studied. The sample consisted of 75 senior-level baccalaureate nursing students, 69 females and 6 males. The theoretical framework for the research was role theory and Bandura's social learning and modeling theory. The Clinical Instructor Characteristics Ranking Scale (CICRS) instrument developed by Rauen was used. The scale consisted of items concerning role behavior characteristics for person, nurse, and teacher. Based on respondents' frequency of rankings, behaviors categorized as nurse role behaviors were ranked highest. Teacher role behaviors were ranked next highest, while person role behaviors were ranked last. There was a statistically significant difference between rankings of nurse and person role behaviors. The significance of the study is that nurse faculty may view themselves as educational role models, whereas students may see their faculty as nurse role models. Nurse faculty may better assist students with socialization into the nurse role through the identification of the nurse behaviors that students perceive to be most important. Statistical findings, the CICRS, and letters concerning the initial start-up of the study are appended. (SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Masters Theses; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
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Note: Masters Thesis, University of Mississippi Medical Center.