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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/157436
Type:
Presentation
Title:
IMPLICIT ATTITUDES OF NURSE EDUCATORS TOWARD INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Abstract:
IMPLICIT ATTITUDES OF NURSE EDUCATORS TOWARD INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES
Conference Sponsor:Western Institute of Nursing
Conference Year:2010
Author:Aaberg, Vicki A., PhD(c), BSN
P.I. Institution Name:Seattle Pacific University
Title:Instructor of Nursing
Contact Address:3307 Third Ave West, Suite 106, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA
PURPOSES/AIMS:
The purpose of this study is to measure the implicit attitudes held by nurse educators toward individuals with disabilities.
RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND:
Students with visible disabilities have been known to be denied admission to nursing education programs on the basis of the disability or treated poorly once admitted. While little is known about the number of individuals affected by these discriminatory behaviors, the American Nurses Association provides clear statements against discrimination in the profession of nursing and in nursing education. Building on the knowledge that attitudes effect behavior, many researchers have explored the explicitly stated attitudes of nurse educators toward individuals with disabilities. However, explicit attitudes are subject to social desirability and may not be the best measure of true attitudes. Implicit attitudes, which are unconscious or unspoken, are a better measure of attitude and will be measured through the use of the Disability Attitudes Implicit Association Test (DA-IAT).
METHODS:
This study will use a mixed-methods, cross-sectional research design to explore nurse educatorsÆ implicit attitudes toward individuals with visible disabilities. A minimum of 125 nurse educators who teach primarily in baccalaureate programs will complete the DA-IAT, a demographic survey, and an open-ended survey. The DA-IAT score will provide insight to the amount of bias toward individuals with disabilities held by nurse educators. Linear regression will be used to evaluate whether various demographic variables can predict DA-IAT scores. Analysis of Covariance will be used to evaluate and control for covariates known to be associated with DA-IAT scores. Additionally, the open-ended questions, which will be evaluated through content analysis, will provide suggestions for interventions related to the admission and treatment of individuals with disabilities in nursing education as well as suggestions for future research. This study will be the first to use the DA-IAT in nursing and has great potential to effect change in nursing education by providing a more complete picture of the nursing school environment and the issues faced by both nurse educators and students with disabilities.
RESULTS:
Study underway.

IMPLICATIONS:
Study underway.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Western Institute of Nursing

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleIMPLICIT ATTITUDES OF NURSE EDUCATORS TOWARD INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIESen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/157436-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">IMPLICIT ATTITUDES OF NURSE EDUCATORS TOWARD INDIVIDUALS WITH DISABILITIES</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Western Institute of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2010</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Aaberg, Vicki A., PhD(c), BSN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Seattle Pacific University</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Instructor of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">3307 Third Ave West, Suite 106, Seattle, WA, 98119, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">aaberv@spu.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">PURPOSES/AIMS: <br/>The purpose of this study is to measure the implicit attitudes held by nurse educators toward individuals with disabilities. <br/>RATIONALE/CONCEPTUAL BASIS/BACKGROUND:<br/>Students with visible disabilities have been known to be denied admission to nursing education programs on the basis of the disability or treated poorly once admitted. While little is known about the number of individuals affected by these discriminatory behaviors, the American Nurses Association provides clear statements against discrimination in the profession of nursing and in nursing education. Building on the knowledge that attitudes effect behavior, many researchers have explored the explicitly stated attitudes of nurse educators toward individuals with disabilities. However, explicit attitudes are subject to social desirability and may not be the best measure of true attitudes. Implicit attitudes, which are unconscious or unspoken, are a better measure of attitude and will be measured through the use of the Disability Attitudes Implicit Association Test (DA-IAT). <br/>METHODS: <br/>This study will use a mixed-methods, cross-sectional research design to explore nurse educators&AElig; implicit attitudes toward individuals with visible disabilities. A minimum of 125 nurse educators who teach primarily in baccalaureate programs will complete the DA-IAT, a demographic survey, and an open-ended survey. The DA-IAT score will provide insight to the amount of bias toward individuals with disabilities held by nurse educators. Linear regression will be used to evaluate whether various demographic variables can predict DA-IAT scores. Analysis of Covariance will be used to evaluate and control for covariates known to be associated with DA-IAT scores. Additionally, the open-ended questions, which will be evaluated through content analysis, will provide suggestions for interventions related to the admission and treatment of individuals with disabilities in nursing education as well as suggestions for future research. This study will be the first to use the DA-IAT in nursing and has great potential to effect change in nursing education by providing a more complete picture of the nursing school environment and the issues faced by both nurse educators and students with disabilities. <br/>RESULTS: <br/>Study underway. <br/><br/>IMPLICATIONS:<br/>Study underway.<br/></td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T19:52:18Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T19:52:18Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipWestern Institute of Nursingen_GB
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