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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/153865
Type:
Presentation
Title:
A Theoretical Model for Group Adaptive Potential: A Construct Expansion
Abstract:
A Theoretical Model for Group Adaptive Potential: A Construct Expansion
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2005
Author:Benson, Diane, RN, EdD
P.I. Institution Name:Humboldt State University
Title:Associate Professor of Nursing
The presentation reports on descriptive theoretical research expanding the application of the Adaptive Potential Assessment Model (APAM) construct from Modeling and Role-Modeling theory (MRM). MRM is a holistic interpersonal nursing theory using interventions based on the client's perspective of the world. APAM describes differing abilities to mobilize coping resources in stress and non-stress states using indicators to differentiate states. The purpose of this study was to construct a theoretical model for small group Adaptive Potential Assessment Model (G-APAM) analogous to the original model for individuals (I-APAM). This study used Delphi methodology with a national panel of experts on I-APAM theory, group dynamics, stress management, and systems. Panel members responded to six electronic surveys, identifying stressed and non-stressed group behaviors, then differentiated those behaviors by effectiveness of coping potential. The panel compared the identified groups of behaviors to the four I-APAM states: arousal, impoverishment, adaptive equilibrium, and maladaptive equilibrium. The panel then compared I-APAM to groups. Data were analyzed using qualitative data reduction and percentages for panel feedback. With these findings, a G-APAM was proposed and presented to the panel to determine expert validity for the model. The panel agreed on various indicator behaviors of effective and ineffective coping potential in small groups experiencing stress and non-stress states. Most panel members supported the underlying concept of G-APAM; but did not find that I-APAM fits groups. Study conclusions supported the concept of G-APAM as a viable model for further research. G-APAM is more complex, and dynamic than I-APAM. G-APAM uses continuua of stress level and effectiveness of coping potential to describe quadrants. G-APAM behaviors within these quadrants include collective affect, collective cognition, social support, and specific group characteristics such as cohesion. Since this study was the beginning of research into group adaptive potential, recommendations are made for further inquiry.
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.titleA Theoretical Model for Group Adaptive Potential: A Construct Expansionen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/153865-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">A Theoretical Model for Group Adaptive Potential: A Construct Expansion</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">Benson, Diane, RN, EdD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Humboldt State 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">dsbrn@cox.net</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">The presentation reports on descriptive theoretical research expanding the application of the Adaptive Potential Assessment Model (APAM) construct from Modeling and Role-Modeling theory (MRM). MRM is a holistic interpersonal nursing theory using interventions based on the client's perspective of the world. APAM describes differing abilities to mobilize coping resources in stress and non-stress states using indicators to differentiate states. The purpose of this study was to construct a theoretical model for small group Adaptive Potential Assessment Model (G-APAM) analogous to the original model for individuals (I-APAM). This study used Delphi methodology with a national panel of experts on I-APAM theory, group dynamics, stress management, and systems. Panel members responded to six electronic surveys, identifying stressed and non-stressed group behaviors, then differentiated those behaviors by effectiveness of coping potential. The panel compared the identified groups of behaviors to the four I-APAM states: arousal, impoverishment, adaptive equilibrium, and maladaptive equilibrium. The panel then compared I-APAM to groups. Data were analyzed using qualitative data reduction and percentages for panel feedback. With these findings, a G-APAM was proposed and presented to the panel to determine expert validity for the model. The panel agreed on various indicator behaviors of effective and ineffective coping potential in small groups experiencing stress and non-stress states. Most panel members supported the underlying concept of G-APAM; but did not find that I-APAM fits groups. Study conclusions supported the concept of G-APAM as a viable model for further research. G-APAM is more complex, and dynamic than I-APAM. G-APAM uses continuua of stress level and effectiveness of coping potential to describe quadrants. G-APAM behaviors within these quadrants include collective affect, collective cognition, social support, and specific group characteristics such as cohesion. Since this study was the beginning of research into group adaptive potential, recommendations are made for further inquiry.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T12:34:20Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T12:34:20Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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