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ERIC Number: EJ885006
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2010
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 35
ISSN: ISSN-0270-1960
The Perception of "Training Availability" among Certified Nurse Aides: Relationship to CNA Performance, Turnover, Attitudes, Burnout, and Empowerment
Yeatts, Dale E.; Cready, Cynthia; Swan, James; Shen, Yuying
Gerontology & Geriatrics Education, v31 n2 p115-132 2010
The purpose of this study was to examine the relationship between the certified nurse aides' (CNAs) perception that "training is always available when needed" and the CNAs' performance, turnover, attitudes, burnout, and empowerment. The data came from a larger study where a self-administered survey instrument was completed by 359 CNAs working in 11 nursing homes in the North Texas region. The data analyses largely support previous research. Perceived training availability was most highly associated with participation in decision making, information exchange, the procedures used, and satisfaction/commitment. The data suggest that the CNAs surveyed may not have received substantial training related to the depersonalization of residents, self-esteem, and direct decision making. Further, the findings suggest an opportunity to improve training by including a component to help CNAs transfer the skills and knowledge learned during the training to the actual provision of resident care. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Adult Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Texas