ERIC Number: ED332610
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1989
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Competencies of Technically and Professionally Educated Nurses: A Meta-Analysis.
Abbink, Charlotte; Schau, Candace Garrett
Using meta-analytic techniques, 54 studies were analyzed for differences in competencies of technically and professionally educated nurses. The research examined (1) the difference in three generic competencies (conceptual, human, functional) between nurses educated in technical versus professional programs, and (2) the relationship between the differences in competencies and the quality of studies, subject characteristics, and general study characteristics. The mean effect sizes for conceptual, human, and functional competencies were .56, .41, and .13 respectively. The results indicated the professionally educated group had significantly higher mean scores than the technically educated group for all competencies. Quality of studies and general study characteristics were significantly related to effect sizes for all competencies. Contains 76 references. (Author/GLR)
Publication Type: Reports - Evaluative; Information Analyses; Speeches/Meeting Papers
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Note: Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the American Educational Research Association (Chicago, IL, April 1991).