Willingness to Serve Underserved and Disenfranchised Populations: The Influence of Level of Education, University Affiliation, and Nursing Students' Spirituality

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/155610
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Presentation
Title:
Willingness to Serve Underserved and Disenfranchised Populations: The Influence of Level of Education, University Affiliation, and Nursing Students' Spirituality
Abstract:
Willingness to Serve Underserved and Disenfranchised Populations: The Influence of Level of Education, University Affiliation, and Nursing Students' Spirituality
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2004
Conference Date:July 22-24, 2004
Author:Spalding, Claudette M., PhD, ARNP
P.I. Institution Name:Barry University
Title:Assistant Professor and Associate Dean Graduate Program
Co-Authors:Jessie M. Colin, PhD, RN
Objective: The purpose of this study was twofold: 1. to identify relationships between select demographic variables, educational variables, nursing students’ spirituality, and willingness to serve underserved and disenfranchised populations; 2. to specify the relative contributions of (a) select demographic variables, (b) level of education, (c) school affiliation, and (d) nursing students’ level of spirituality to undergraduate and graduate nursing students’ willingness to serve underserved and disenfranchised populations. Design/Sample/Setting: A cross-sectional correlational survey design was used with a convenience sample of 473 undergraduate and graduate nursing students at four university settings. Method: The survey consisted of (a) a demographic questionnaire with items addressing personal and educational variables, (b) a 21-item spirituality instrument with items on spiritual beliefs and involvement (Hatch et al., 1998) and two additional global indicators on spirituality and religiosity, and (c) a 50-item willingness to serve underserved and disenfranchised populations instrument (Spalding, 2002) which assessed the willingness of participants to deliver services to or provide care for members of 50 different populations or groups. Analysis: Data analysis consisted of (a) exploratory data analysis, (b) reliability estimates for study instruments, (c) descriptive statistics and tests for group differences for demographic variables, and (d) descriptive statistics for major study variables as well as individual instrument items. Six study hypotheses were tested using bivariate correlations and multiple regression techniques. Findings: Four hypotheses were supported by study data, and two hypotheses were unsupported. Using multiple regression, the model was significant at each step, and the overall model was highly significant. Implications: Nurse educators need to: 1. broaden the assessment skills of student nurses to include the spiritual dimension and faith development stages; 2. develop curricula which enable nursing students to be aware of their own biases and comfort level when dealing with underserved and disenfranchised populations.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
22-Jul-2004
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleWillingness to Serve Underserved and Disenfranchised Populations: The Influence of Level of Education, University Affiliation, and Nursing Students' Spiritualityen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/155610-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Willingness to Serve Underserved and Disenfranchised Populations: The Influence of Level of Education, University Affiliation, and Nursing Students' Spirituality</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">2004</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">July 22-24, 2004</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Spalding, Claudette M., PhD, ARNP</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Barry University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor and Associate Dean Graduate Program</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">cspalding@mail.barry.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">Jessie M. Colin, PhD, RN</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: The purpose of this study was twofold: 1. to identify relationships between select demographic variables, educational variables, nursing students&rsquo; spirituality, and willingness to serve underserved and disenfranchised populations; 2. to specify the relative contributions of (a) select demographic variables, (b) level of education, (c) school affiliation, and (d) nursing students&rsquo; level of spirituality to undergraduate and graduate nursing students&rsquo; willingness to serve underserved and disenfranchised populations. Design/Sample/Setting: A cross-sectional correlational survey design was used with a convenience sample of 473 undergraduate and graduate nursing students at four university settings. Method: The survey consisted of (a) a demographic questionnaire with items addressing personal and educational variables, (b) a 21-item spirituality instrument with items on spiritual beliefs and involvement (Hatch et al., 1998) and two additional global indicators on spirituality and religiosity, and (c) a 50-item willingness to serve underserved and disenfranchised populations instrument (Spalding, 2002) which assessed the willingness of participants to deliver services to or provide care for members of 50 different populations or groups. Analysis: Data analysis consisted of (a) exploratory data analysis, (b) reliability estimates for study instruments, (c) descriptive statistics and tests for group differences for demographic variables, and (d) descriptive statistics for major study variables as well as individual instrument items. Six study hypotheses were tested using bivariate correlations and multiple regression techniques. Findings: Four hypotheses were supported by study data, and two hypotheses were unsupported. Using multiple regression, the model was significant at each step, and the overall model was highly significant. Implications: Nurse educators need to: 1. broaden the assessment skills of student nurses to include the spiritual dimension and faith development stages; 2. develop curricula which enable nursing students to be aware of their own biases and comfort level when dealing with underserved and disenfranchised populations.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T14:00:11Z-
dc.date.issued2004-07-22en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T14:00:11Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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