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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165927
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Gender Differences In Caring Abilities
Author(s):
Davenport, Deborah
Author Details:
Deborah Davenport, MSN, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, USA, email: ddavenport@mail.wtamu.edu
Abstract:
Caring has been described as the essence of nursing. Research relating to the caring nature of nursing has yet to examine the caring abilities of beginning nursing students, as compared to the general population, nor have gender differences been examined in the caring abilities of beginning nursing students. The outcome of this study, as a result of quantifying and describing caring abilities in beginning nursing students, will enable nurse educators to structure a learning environment which facilitates the acquisition of greater caring abilities for both male and female nursing students. The purpose of this study is to examine and describe differences in caring abilities between male and female nursing and non-nursing students in a small, regional, public university. The study will use a comparative, descriptive design. Using a non-probability sample, subjects will be chosen from sophomore nursing, English and math classes for inclusion in this study. The two research hypotheses are: male and female sophomore nursing students will exhibit greater caring abilities than male and female sophomore non-nursing students; and sophomore male nursing students will have different caring abilities than sophomore female nursing students. Based on Mayeroff's conceptual definition of caring and eight caring indicators, the Caring Abilities Inventory (CAI), developed by Nkongho (1990), measures three caring abilities: knowing, courage, and patience. The CAI is a 37 item 7-point, self-administered Likert-type instrument which yields a total CAI score as well as three subscale scores for knowing, courage and patience. Data collection will be conducted in early October, 1997, and data will analyzed using SPSS graduate pack advanced version for Windows software. The research hypotheses will be tested using the student's t test; descriptive statistics will be used to describe the sample; and ONEWAY Analysis of Variance will examine relationships between selected demographic variables and caring abilities.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Host:
Southern Nursing Research Society
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.

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DC FieldValue Language
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleGender Differences In Caring Abilitiesen_GB
dc.contributor.authorDavenport, Deborahen_US
dc.author.detailsDeborah Davenport, MSN, West Texas A&M University, Canyon, Texas, USA, email: ddavenport@mail.wtamu.eduen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165927-
dc.description.abstractCaring has been described as the essence of nursing. Research relating to the caring nature of nursing has yet to examine the caring abilities of beginning nursing students, as compared to the general population, nor have gender differences been examined in the caring abilities of beginning nursing students. The outcome of this study, as a result of quantifying and describing caring abilities in beginning nursing students, will enable nurse educators to structure a learning environment which facilitates the acquisition of greater caring abilities for both male and female nursing students. The purpose of this study is to examine and describe differences in caring abilities between male and female nursing and non-nursing students in a small, regional, public university. The study will use a comparative, descriptive design. Using a non-probability sample, subjects will be chosen from sophomore nursing, English and math classes for inclusion in this study. The two research hypotheses are: male and female sophomore nursing students will exhibit greater caring abilities than male and female sophomore non-nursing students; and sophomore male nursing students will have different caring abilities than sophomore female nursing students. Based on Mayeroff's conceptual definition of caring and eight caring indicators, the Caring Abilities Inventory (CAI), developed by Nkongho (1990), measures three caring abilities: knowing, courage, and patience. The CAI is a 37 item 7-point, self-administered Likert-type instrument which yields a total CAI score as well as three subscale scores for knowing, courage and patience. Data collection will be conducted in early October, 1997, and data will analyzed using SPSS graduate pack advanced version for Windows software. The research hypotheses will be tested using the student's t test; descriptive statistics will be used to describe the sample; and ONEWAY Analysis of Variance will examine relationships between selected demographic variables and caring abilities.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T14:36:39Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T14:36:39Z-
dc.conference.hostSouthern Nursing Research Societyen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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