Factors that Influence Elementary School Teachers' Intent to Manage Symptomatic Asthmatic Children: A Rural Perspective

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/160444
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Presentation
Title:
Factors that Influence Elementary School Teachers' Intent to Manage Symptomatic Asthmatic Children: A Rural Perspective
Abstract:
Factors that Influence Elementary School Teachers' Intent to Manage Symptomatic Asthmatic Children: A Rural Perspective
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2003
Author:Rodehorst, Kim
Contact Address:CON, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, USA
Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects over five million children. It accounts for 20 million lost school days each year. Because many rural schools have school nurses available on a part-time basis, or no school nurse at all, teachers are being called upon to provide the initial management for asthmatic children. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among the predictor variables of knowledge, attitude, support, and self-efficacy on rural elementary school teachers' intent to manage symptomatic asthmatic children in their classroom. Ajzen's (1988) Theory of Planned Behavior provided the theoretical underpinnings for this research. A prospective, exploratory design was utilized to investigate the relationships among the predictor variables and the criterion variable. A convenience sample of 212 elementary teachers from 19 rural schools participated in this study. Analysis of data was conducted using descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regression. Results from this study indicate that support (r=.274, p <.01) and self-efficacy (r=.244, p <.01) were positively, but weakly correlated with intent to manage the asthmatic child. The results of the regression analysis of the predictor variables on the criterion variable accounted for 17.2% of the variance in this model. The majority of this variance was attributed to support. Because only 17% of the variance was explained by this model, it is possible that this model is not reflective of other variables that may be more important in influencing their intent to manage these children. These findings indicate that support is an important factor that impacts a teacher's intent to manage asthma. Future qualitative studies aimed at uncovering other variables that might impact teacher's intent to manage these children need to be conducted. AN: MN030170
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleFactors that Influence Elementary School Teachers' Intent to Manage Symptomatic Asthmatic Children: A Rural Perspectiveen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/160444-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Factors that Influence Elementary School Teachers' Intent to Manage Symptomatic Asthmatic Children: A Rural Perspective </td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2003</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Rodehorst, Kim</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">CON, 4502 Avenue I, Scottsbluff, NE, 69361, USA</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Asthma is a chronic inflammatory disease of the airways that affects over five million children. It accounts for 20 million lost school days each year. Because many rural schools have school nurses available on a part-time basis, or no school nurse at all, teachers are being called upon to provide the initial management for asthmatic children. The purpose of this study was to explore the relationships among the predictor variables of knowledge, attitude, support, and self-efficacy on rural elementary school teachers' intent to manage symptomatic asthmatic children in their classroom. Ajzen's (1988) Theory of Planned Behavior provided the theoretical underpinnings for this research. A prospective, exploratory design was utilized to investigate the relationships among the predictor variables and the criterion variable. A convenience sample of 212 elementary teachers from 19 rural schools participated in this study. Analysis of data was conducted using descriptive statistics, correlations, and multiple regression. Results from this study indicate that support (r=.274, p &lt;.01) and self-efficacy (r=.244, p &lt;.01) were positively, but weakly correlated with intent to manage the asthmatic child. The results of the regression analysis of the predictor variables on the criterion variable accounted for 17.2% of the variance in this model. The majority of this variance was attributed to support. Because only 17% of the variance was explained by this model, it is possible that this model is not reflective of other variables that may be more important in influencing their intent to manage these children. These findings indicate that support is an important factor that impacts a teacher's intent to manage asthma. Future qualitative studies aimed at uncovering other variables that might impact teacher's intent to manage these children need to be conducted. AN: MN030170 </td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T22:56:57Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T22:56:57Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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