Variables Which Influence Professional Socialization in the Nursing Student

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dc.contributor.author Danielson, Deborah Johnson
dc.date.accessioned 2007-08-06T20:40:36Z
dc.date.available 2007-08-06T20:40:36Z
dc.date.issued 1985-08
dc.identifier.other 1985 .D228
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/2092/616
dc.description v, 108 leaves. Advisor: George Lair en
dc.description.abstract The problem, The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships between professional socialization, critical thinking ability and type of educational preparation {baccalaureate or associate degree), and the effect selected demographic variables may have on the socialization process in the nursing student. Procedure. The settings for this study were a four-year, church-related college and two community colleges. Eighty-nine students completed the questionnaires including forty-seven baccalaureate and forty-two associate degree students. The three instruments used were: (1) Watson-Glaser Critical Thinking Appraisal, Form A, (2) Nurses' Professional Orientation Scale, and (3) Demographic Questionnaire. The data was analyzed using means, standard deviations, t-tests, coefficients and multiple regression analysis. Findinqs. The findings of this study are consistent with data found in the literature. The baccalaureate students' socialization scores more closely approximated those of the faculty than the associate degree students. The baccalaureate students also had higher critical thinking scores than did the associate degree students, Conclusion. Based on the analysis of data, the following conclusions were drawn: (1) There was a small but definite correlation between the critical thinking appraisal scores and professional socialization scores of the two student groups. (2) There was a highly significant difference between the critical thinking appraisal scores of the two student groups. (3) There was a significant difference between the professional socialization scores of the two student groups. (4) The educational achievement and marital status of the students were found to be significant demographic variables in the socialization process. (5) Critical thinking ability and type of nursing program explained 7 percent of the variability in professional socialization significant at the .0458 level. Recommendations. Further research could be conducted in (1)longitudinal studies of the socialization changes during the educational process, (2) the effect of work as a registered nurse and the socialization process, and (3) the relationship between critical thirking ability and clinical problem-solving ability. en
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dc.language.iso en_US
dc.publisher Drake University en
dc.relation.ispartofseries Drake University, School of Graduate Studies;1985
dc.subject Nursing students--Social aspects--Analysis en
dc.subject Nursing en
dc.title Variables Which Influence Professional Socialization in the Nursing Student en
dc.type Thesis en


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