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ERIC Number: EJ939339
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 13
ISSN: ISSN-1361-7672
Doing the Best You Can: A Study of Values in a Group of Nun Educators
Hogard, Elaine
Journal of Beliefs & Values, v25 n3 p283-294 2004
A group of experienced and well-qualified nun educators were interviewed regarding their experiences and values. A recurrent phrase occurring in the interviews was "Doing the best you can". This phrase served to both justify and anticipate statements. A questionnaire was constructed to encourage elaboration of the phrase and to detect differentiated responses regarding self and pupil. The questionnaire was administered to a larger group including the original participants. Their responses to the questionnaire yielded eight underlying values. The values were employed somewhat differently with regard to self and pupils. The values were consistent with the core values of the order. The values did not relate particularly to putative female organizational values. The mixed method employed facilitates an in-depth analysis of discourse to elicit values and other underlying constructs. (Contains 2 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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