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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/150594
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Technological Stressors of Louisiana Baccalaureate Nurse Educators
Abstract:
Technological Stressors of Louisiana Baccalaureate Nurse Educators
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2006
Author:Burke, Mary Ann, PhD, RN
P.I. Institution Name:Southeastern Louisiana University
Title:Instructor
Computers are now a part of everyday life, with the majority of daily activities revolving around the use of a computer. The concept of technostress was first introduced in the 1980?s when computers became more prevalent in the business and academic world. Nurse educators have been impacted by the rapid changes in technology in recent years. A review of the literature revealed no research studies that have been conducted to investigate the incidence of technological stress among nurse educators. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to describe the technological stressors that Louisiana baccalaureate nurse educators experienced while teaching nursing theory courses. A census of 311 baccalaureate nurse educators was selected to participate in the study and a total of 180 questionnaires were returned resulting in a 58% response rate. One hundred and fifteen usable questionnaires were included in data analysis, resulting in a 46% response rate. Two researcher-developed questionnaires, a demographic data sheet and The Nurse Educator Technostress Scale, were used for data collection. Data collection was completed through the use of an on-line survey software, called Zoomerang?. Findings revealed that the baccalaureate nursing education workforce in Louisiana is aging and experiencing technological stress. Furthermore, findings indicated that there was no relationship between demographic variables, such as age, ethnicity, gender, and educational level and a nurse educator?s technological stress. The variable, perceived administrative support for use of technology in the classroom, was a significant predictor in a regression model predicting Louisiana Baccalaureate Nurse Educators? technological stress (F = 14.547, p < .001). This finding is significant in a time of shortage of qualified baccalaureate nurse educators. Results from this study support the need for a university-sponsored technology orientation and continuous technological support in order to reduce the incidence of technological stress among nurse educators.
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.titleTechnological Stressors of Louisiana Baccalaureate Nurse Educatorsen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/150594-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Technological Stressors of Louisiana Baccalaureate Nurse Educators</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">2006</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Burke, Mary Ann, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Southeastern Louisiana University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">mburke@selu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Computers are now a part of everyday life, with the majority of daily activities revolving around the use of a computer. The concept of technostress was first introduced in the 1980?s when computers became more prevalent in the business and academic world. Nurse educators have been impacted by the rapid changes in technology in recent years. A review of the literature revealed no research studies that have been conducted to investigate the incidence of technological stress among nurse educators. Therefore, the purpose of this descriptive-correlational study was to describe the technological stressors that Louisiana baccalaureate nurse educators experienced while teaching nursing theory courses. A census of 311 baccalaureate nurse educators was selected to participate in the study and a total of 180 questionnaires were returned resulting in a 58% response rate. One hundred and fifteen usable questionnaires were included in data analysis, resulting in a 46% response rate. Two researcher-developed questionnaires, a demographic data sheet and The Nurse Educator Technostress Scale, were used for data collection. Data collection was completed through the use of an on-line survey software, called Zoomerang?. Findings revealed that the baccalaureate nursing education workforce in Louisiana is aging and experiencing technological stress. Furthermore, findings indicated that there was no relationship between demographic variables, such as age, ethnicity, gender, and educational level and a nurse educator?s technological stress. The variable, perceived administrative support for use of technology in the classroom, was a significant predictor in a regression model predicting Louisiana Baccalaureate Nurse Educators? technological stress (F = 14.547, p &lt; .001). This finding is significant in a time of shortage of qualified baccalaureate nurse educators. Results from this study support the need for a university-sponsored technology orientation and continuous technological support in order to reduce the incidence of technological stress among nurse educators.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T10:37:29Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T10:37:29Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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