Traditional and reentry women nursing majors : motivational factors, vocational personalities, barriers and enablers to participation

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dc.contributor.advisor Murk, Peter J., 1942- en_US
dc.contributor.author Scott, Doris J. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2011-06-03T19:30:52Z
dc.date.available 2011-06-03T19:30:52Z
dc.date.created 1989 en_US
dc.date.issued 1989
dc.identifier LD2489.Z64 1989 .S36 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://cardinalscholar.bsu.edu/handle/handle/180572
dc.description.abstract The purpose of the study was to determine whether the motivational factors, vocational personalities, barriers to enrollment, and enabling factors of the reentry women nursing majors were different from those of women nursing majors of traditional college age. Participants were female nursing majors from all four grade levels of a baccalaureate program at one midwestern university.The Chain-of-Response Model (Cross, 1981) was adapted as a conceptual framework. The sample consisted of 46 reentry women and 73 traditional college age women nursing majors. The Education Participation Scale (Boshier, 1982) and The Vocational Preference Inventory (Holland, 1985) were utilized. Barriers to Enrollment and Enabling Factors questionnaires were compiled by the researcher after a review of the literature and interviews with ten reentry and ten traditional age women nursing majors. The qualitative data were used to strengthen the study by triangulation with the quantitative data.FINDINGS1. The reentry women differed from the traditional age women in terms of motivational factors. The reentry women were found to be less motivated by social contact and more motivated by social stimulation than the traditional age women nursing majors.2. Differences in vocational personality were found on two scales of The Vocational Preference Inventory (Holland, 1985): (a) The reentry women scored higher on Acquiescence, and (b) The traditional age women scored higher on Self-Control. Both groups scored highest on the Social Scale.3. Barriers to enrollment that were of greater importance to the reentry women included: cost of college, other responsibilities, fear of failure, arranging for child care, attitudes towardeducation by family of origin and significant others. Barriers that were of greater importance to the traditional age women included: leaving home and friends and being tired of attendingschool.4. Enabling factors that were of greater importance to the reentry women included: encouragement from husbands and college personnel, change in responsibilities at home, change in priorities, making a decision on a career in nursing, and deciding they could get a degree in nursing if they really tried. The support of significant others was an enabling factor of greater importance to the traditional age women. en_US
dc.format.extent vi, 151 leaves : ill. ; 28 cm. en_US
dc.source Virtual Press en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Women college students -- Attitudes. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Nursing -- Study and teaching. en_US
dc.subject.lcsh Vocational guidance. en_US
dc.title Traditional and reentry women nursing majors : motivational factors, vocational personalities, barriers and enablers to participation en_US
dc.description.degree Thesis (D. Ed.) en_US
dc.identifier.cardcat-url http://liblink.bsu.edu/catkey/558372 en_US


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