A study of the influence of the socieconomic background of the nursing student on attitude toward selected nursing activities
Barry, Mary J.
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This study was undertaken to determine the influence of socio-economic background of nursing students upon attitude toward selected nursing activities. The review of literature suggested that there may be a relationship between socio-economic background and student attitudes. The sample chosen for study was composed of fifteen junior students in a medical-surgical nursing class of a basic collegiate school of nursing. A tool was developed to elicit attitudes about twenty-seven commonly performed nursing activities. Socio-economic background factors were obtained by collecting data pertinent to occupational classification of the father, age of the student, number of siblings, previous work experience in a hospital, participation in household tasks, and number and kind of employed household help. This information was analyzed in relation to the students' expressed attitudes toward the selected nursing activities [TRUNCATED]
Thesis (M.S.)--Boston University
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