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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153861
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Determinants of career patterns of graduates of doctoral programs in nursing
Abstract:
Determinants of career patterns of graduates of doctoral programs in nursing
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:1992
Conference Date:August 6 - 8, 1992
Author:Lash, Ayhan, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Northern Illinois University
Title:Assistant Professor
Problem statement: What are the influences on the postdoctoral career attainments of graduates of doctoral programs in nursing in terms of institutional quality, professorial ranks, publication, recognition, and income? What is the effect of type of nursing doctorate held? What are career attainments of doctorates in nursing interims of institutional quality, professional rank, publication productivity, recognition and income?



Purpose of the Study: The purpose was to investigate educational and employment characteristics of the graduates of doctoral programs in nursing and identify those factors that were influential in the career attainment process.



Questions/Hypotheses: (l) the quality ranking of doctoral programs affects postdoctoral career attainments, (2) predoctoral work experiences have enduring effects on postdoctoral attainments, (3) first job attainments affect subsequent job attainments, (4) type of nursing doctorate does not effect career attainments.



Design and Methodology: The theoretical model developed by Cole and Cole (1973) explaining the sequential effects if career variables was used to design a conceptual model reflective of nursing. Career attainments were investigated in three stages: l) predoctoral, 2) first job after the doctorate, 3) current job.



Method/Design/Sample Description/Instruments: National sample survey methodology was used. The names were obtained from the Directory of Nurses With Doctoral Degrees 1984 (ANA, 1984). All 522 who graduated between 1970 to 1980 received a questionnaire, and 68 percent responded. Hayter's (1984) Productivity Ranking of Nursing Schools judged the quality of the respondents' schools both as doctoral students and as faculty. The Ranking of Nursing Journals devised by Florida Atlantic University judged the quality of respondents' publications.



Statistics and Analyses: Data was obtained from the questionnaires showing career trajectories. Using path analysis, the study identified direct and indirect effects, and identified the relationship among study variables.



Findings/Results: The quality of doctoral program attended had the most important effect (beta = .34) on the first job attainments, which, then influenced current job attainments. Predoctoral attainments had small but additive effects on postdoctoral attainments. The quality of the current work institution, in turn, influenced (beta = -.29) publication productivity, which, then, determined recognition. The type of nursing doctorate explained 2 to 4 percent of the variance for three of the eight attainments studied. The study points out the importance of the selection of doctoral programs and the first job institution as these two variables significantly influenced subsequent career attainments. The study has significant implications for doctoral students, doctoral faculty, and higher nursing education in general.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
6-Aug-1992
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleDeterminants of career patterns of graduates of doctoral programs in nursingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153861-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Determinants of career patterns of graduates of doctoral programs in nursing</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">1992</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">August 6 - 8, 1992</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Lash, Ayhan, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Northern Illinois University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">alash@niu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Problem statement: What are the influences on the postdoctoral career attainments of graduates of doctoral programs in nursing in terms of institutional quality, professorial ranks, publication, recognition, and income? What is the effect of type of nursing doctorate held? What are career attainments of doctorates in nursing interims of institutional quality, professional rank, publication productivity, recognition and income?<br/><br/><br/><br/>Purpose of the Study: The purpose was to investigate educational and employment characteristics of the graduates of doctoral programs in nursing and identify those factors that were influential in the career attainment process.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Questions/Hypotheses: (l) the quality ranking of doctoral programs affects postdoctoral career attainments, (2) predoctoral work experiences have enduring effects on postdoctoral attainments, (3) first job attainments affect subsequent job attainments, (4) type of nursing doctorate does not effect career attainments.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Design and Methodology: The theoretical model developed by Cole and Cole (1973) explaining the sequential effects if career variables was used to design a conceptual model reflective of nursing. Career attainments were investigated in three stages: l) predoctoral, 2) first job after the doctorate, 3) current job.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Method/Design/Sample Description/Instruments: National sample survey methodology was used. The names were obtained from the Directory of Nurses With Doctoral Degrees 1984 (ANA, 1984). All 522 who graduated between 1970 to 1980 received a questionnaire, and 68 percent responded. Hayter's (1984) Productivity Ranking of Nursing Schools judged the quality of the respondents' schools both as doctoral students and as faculty. The Ranking of Nursing Journals devised by Florida Atlantic University judged the quality of respondents' publications.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Statistics and Analyses: Data was obtained from the questionnaires showing career trajectories. Using path analysis, the study identified direct and indirect effects, and identified the relationship among study variables.<br/><br/><br/><br/>Findings/Results: The quality of doctoral program attended had the most important effect (beta = .34) on the first job attainments, which, then influenced current job attainments. Predoctoral attainments had small but additive effects on postdoctoral attainments. The quality of the current work institution, in turn, influenced (beta = -.29) publication productivity, which, then, determined recognition. The type of nursing doctorate explained 2 to 4 percent of the variance for three of the eight attainments studied. The study points out the importance of the selection of doctoral programs and the first job institution as these two variables significantly influenced subsequent career attainments. The study has significant implications for doctoral students, doctoral faculty, and higher nursing education in general.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:34:10Z-
dc.date.issued1992-08-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:34:10Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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