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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147557
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Mentoring from the Student's Perspective: A Content Analysis
Abstract:
Mentoring from the Student's Perspective: A Content Analysis
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2007
Author:Zbegner, Deborah Klemash, DNSc, CRNP, RN-C
P.I. Institution Name:Wilkes University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
[Scientific session research presentation] Objective: To describe the meaning and characteristics of mentoring from a student's  perspective. Design: A qualitative content design. Setting: A small university in northeast Pennsylvania. Participants: A convenience sample of 282 undergraduate students. Methods: A survey was constructed containing questions that focused on the meaning of mentoring and the characteristics of a mentor. Students responded to a survey link which was sent through their individual E-mail accounts. The Institutional Technology Department delivered the survey so students could return them anonymously. A total of 1,974 E-mails were sent, 492 responded to the demographic form, and 282 responded to the mentoring questions. Senior baccalaureate nursing students assisted in collecting and analyzing the data as part of their nursing research course. Students were divided into 7 groups of 5 and assigned responses to analyze. The course instructor, primary researcher, analyzed the data independently for comparison and maintenance of credibility. Results: Four categorical themes emerged to describe the meaning of mentoring. They are: 1) guidance through experience and wisdom, 2) the perceived desire to help at all levels, 3) leading by example as a role model, and 4) the nurturing transfer of professional experience and acquired expertise. Important characteristics of a mentor are: 1) patience and understanding, 2) effective communication, 3) personable behaviors, 4) being of moral character, 5) exhibits leadership qualities, and 6) possesses knowledge and experience. Conclusion: This project provided a hands-on approach for senior nursing students to participate in the data collection and analysis phase of a qualitative study. In addition, the findings have emphasized mentoring from the student?s perspective and are being reviewed by the university?s mentoring committee.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMentoring from the Student's Perspective: A Content Analysisen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147557-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Mentoring from the Student's Perspective: A Content Analysis</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2007</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Zbegner, Deborah Klemash, DNSc, CRNP, RN-C</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Wilkes University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Associate Professor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">zbegner@wilkes.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">[Scientific session research presentation] Objective:&nbsp;To describe the meaning and characteristics of mentoring from a student's &nbsp;perspective. Design: A qualitative content design. Setting: A small university in northeast Pennsylvania. Participants:&nbsp;A convenience sample of 282 undergraduate students. Methods: A survey was constructed containing questions that focused on the meaning of mentoring and the characteristics of a mentor. Students responded to a survey link which was sent through their individual E-mail accounts. The Institutional Technology Department delivered the survey so students could return them anonymously. A total of 1,974 E-mails were sent, 492 responded to the demographic form, and 282 responded to the mentoring questions. Senior baccalaureate nursing students assisted in collecting and analyzing the data as part of their nursing research course. Students were divided into 7 groups of 5 and assigned responses to analyze. The course instructor, primary researcher, analyzed the data independently for comparison and maintenance of credibility.&nbsp;Results: Four categorical themes emerged to describe the meaning of mentoring. They are: 1) guidance through experience and wisdom, 2) the perceived desire to help at all levels, 3) leading by example as a role model, and 4) the nurturing transfer of professional experience and acquired expertise. Important characteristics of a mentor are: 1) patience and understanding, 2) effective communication, 3) personable behaviors, 4) being of moral character, 5) exhibits leadership qualities, and 6) possesses knowledge and experience. Conclusion: This project provided a hands-on approach for senior nursing students to participate in the data collection and analysis phase of a qualitative study. In addition, the findings have emphasized mentoring from the student?s perspective and are being reviewed by the university?s mentoring committee.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:33:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:33:39Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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