Men in Nursing: High School Boys' Perceptions of Nursing as a Career Choice

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/149163
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Presentation
Title:
Men in Nursing: High School Boys' Perceptions of Nursing as a Career Choice
Abstract:
Men in Nursing: High School Boys' Perceptions of Nursing as a Career Choice
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Andrews, Kathleen E., RN
P.I. Institution Name:Missouri Western State College
Title:Chairperson, Dept. of Nursing
The United States is in the midst of a nursing shortage expected to intensify over the next decades. Compounding this problem are nursing school enrollments insufficient to meet the projected demand for nursing care. One suggested strategy is to increase the interest of young men in the nursing profession, as more young women are attracted to a variety of other career options. This paper presents findings from a study exploring the perceptions of nursing as a career choice among high school boys. The research instrument was adapted, with permission, from a tool developed by May, Austin, and Champion (1988) for a study conducted by Sigma Theta Tau, International on the perceptions of the public on nursing and ideal careers. This modified tool was used to explore the perception of high school boys towards nursing as a career choice based on prestige, gender and work activity factors. These factors have been identified in Gottfredson's Circumscription and Compromise Theory of Career Development (1981), and explain the persistent low interest of high school boys in female-dominated professions such as nursing. Findings demonstrated that participants perceived the image of nursing positively in terms of prestige, gender-typed as a woman's occupation to some extent, and perceived the activity of nursing extending beyond hospitals and sick people. Discriminate function analyses indicated participants' scores on subscales of prestige, gender, and work activity predicted a) participants' likelihood of considering nursing as a potential career choice (Wilks' Lambda = .969, p = .023*), and b) acceptance of a male friend choosing nursing (Wilks' Lambda = .809, p
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.titleMen in Nursing: High School Boys' Perceptions of Nursing as a Career Choiceen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/149163-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Men in Nursing: High School Boys' Perceptions of Nursing as a Career Choice</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">2005</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Andrews, Kathleen E., RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Missouri Western State College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Chairperson, Dept. of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">andrews@mwsc.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The United States is in the midst of a nursing shortage expected to intensify over the next decades. Compounding this problem are nursing school enrollments insufficient to meet the projected demand for nursing care. One suggested strategy is to increase the interest of young men in the nursing profession, as more young women are attracted to a variety of other career options. This paper presents findings from a study exploring the perceptions of nursing as a career choice among high school boys. The research instrument was adapted, with permission, from a tool developed by May, Austin, and Champion (1988) for a study conducted by Sigma Theta Tau, International on the perceptions of the public on nursing and ideal careers. This modified tool was used to explore the perception of high school boys towards nursing as a career choice based on prestige, gender and work activity factors. These factors have been identified in Gottfredson's Circumscription and Compromise Theory of Career Development (1981), and explain the persistent low interest of high school boys in female-dominated professions such as nursing. Findings demonstrated that participants perceived the image of nursing positively in terms of prestige, gender-typed as a woman's occupation to some extent, and perceived the activity of nursing extending beyond hospitals and sick people. Discriminate function analyses indicated participants' scores on subscales of prestige, gender, and work activity predicted a) participants' likelihood of considering nursing as a potential career choice (Wilks' Lambda = .969, p = .023*), and b) acceptance of a male friend choosing nursing (Wilks' Lambda = .809, p</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:57:16Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:57:16Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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