Date of Award

1993

Degree Type

Thesis

Degree Name

Nursing (M.S.N.)

Department

College of Nursing

First Advisor

Kay Setter-Kline

Second Advisor

Linda Nicholson Grinstead

Third Advisor

Linda Goossen

Abstract

Understanding the impact of demographic variables on views about nursing will provide essential knowledge for nursing. This study evaluated the possible impact of demographic variables on the individual's view of the nursing profession. The sample was beginning students, senior students, recent graduates, and faculty from traditional and unified bachelor programs utilizing data from Setter-Kline's (1990) study. A significant difference was not found between the demographic variables of marital status (F = 2.248, df = 4, 463, p =.0630), role model (F =.653, df = 2, 37, p =.5263), and basic faculty preparation (F =.666, df = 4, 81, p =.6176) on views about nursing as a profession. A correlation was found between the demographic co-variant of age (.097) and years of education (.218) completed after high school on views about nursing as a profession. A significant difference was found between the demographic variables of gender (t = 2.033, df = 468, p =.0426) and teaching faculty experience (F = 3.061, df = 5, 79, p =.0141) on views about nursing as a profession. Males had scores significantly higher than females (t = 2.033, df = 468, and p =.0426). Faculty with greater than ten years teaching experience had significantly higher scores than those with less than one year experience (F = 3.061, df = 5, 79 and p =.0141).

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