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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149042
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Influences on Membership in Professional Nursing Associations
Abstract:
Influences on Membership in Professional Nursing Associations
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2003
Author:Kordick, Mary Frances, MBA, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC
P.I. Institution Name:Resurrection Medical Center
Title:Research Associate & Associate Professor
This study investigates the influences of membership in professional nursing associations using an exploratory survey approach. Six hundred eleven (50.2%) RNs from five professional nursing associations responded to a mailed questionnaire on professional activities within the previous two years, and rated the value of social and substantive benefits upon joining and deciding to remain in a professional nursing association. Professional activity was measured by Miller’s Professional Behavior in Nursing Scale. Social and substantive benefits were measured by Yeager’s Professional Association Membership Questionnaire. In addition, a variety of demographic characteristics were measured. By identifying and responding to the values expressed, nurses may maintain their professional ideals, provide the freedom to practice autonomously while retaining nursing values, nurture one another, and remain active members within a professional nursing association that supports professional nursing practice. The study focused on whether the benefits offered through membership and the level of nurse professionalism predict membership in a professional nursing association. Homan’s Exchange Theory assisted in understanding the value nurses’ place on the benefits offered by professional nursing associations. Findings indicated: (1) the value of social benefits are higher for the new member; (2) the level of professionalism and value of substantive benefits differ between professional nursing associations; (3) clinically based professional nursing association members seek substantive benefits; (4) ANOVA procedures suggest a main effect from substantive benefits on continued membership; (5) baccalaureate nursing education produced the most significant main effect on predicting continued membership in a professional nursing association; and, (6) social and substantive benefits, level of professionalism, and approach to basic nursing education account for 28% of the variance in length of continued membership. As nurses strive for more autonomous practice, membership in professional nursing associations can assist the RN in maintaining contact and interest with the nursing community.
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.titleInfluences on Membership in Professional Nursing Associationsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149042-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Influences on Membership in Professional Nursing Associations</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">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Kordick, Mary Frances, MBA, PhD, RN, CNAA, BC</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Resurrection Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Research Associate &amp; Associate Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">kordickmaryfrances@msn.com</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">This study investigates the influences of membership in professional nursing associations using an exploratory survey approach. Six hundred eleven (50.2%) RNs from five professional nursing associations responded to a mailed questionnaire on professional activities within the previous two years, and rated the value of social and substantive benefits upon joining and deciding to remain in a professional nursing association. Professional activity was measured by Miller&rsquo;s Professional Behavior in Nursing Scale. Social and substantive benefits were measured by Yeager&rsquo;s Professional Association Membership Questionnaire. In addition, a variety of demographic characteristics were measured. By identifying and responding to the values expressed, nurses may maintain their professional ideals, provide the freedom to practice autonomously while retaining nursing values, nurture one another, and remain active members within a professional nursing association that supports professional nursing practice. The study focused on whether the benefits offered through membership and the level of nurse professionalism predict membership in a professional nursing association. Homan&rsquo;s Exchange Theory assisted in understanding the value nurses&rsquo; place on the benefits offered by professional nursing associations. Findings indicated: (1) the value of social benefits are higher for the new member; (2) the level of professionalism and value of substantive benefits differ between professional nursing associations; (3) clinically based professional nursing association members seek substantive benefits; (4) ANOVA procedures suggest a main effect from substantive benefits on continued membership; (5) baccalaureate nursing education produced the most significant main effect on predicting continued membership in a professional nursing association; and, (6) social and substantive benefits, level of professionalism, and approach to basic nursing education account for 28% of the variance in length of continued membership. As nurses strive for more autonomous practice, membership in professional nursing associations can assist the RN in maintaining contact and interest with the nursing community.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:55:06Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:55:06Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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