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Type of Resource: text

Genre: Electronic Thesis or Dissertation

Issuance: monographic

Date Issued: 1994

Physical Form: pdf

Extent: 113 p.

Language(s): English

Summary: The purpose of this study was to compare empathy levels of registered nurses based on three different types of academic preparation: associate degree (two-year program), diploma (three-year program), or baccalaureate degree (four-year program). The relationship of empathy to age, marital status, parental status, clinical experience, and length of time in practice was also investigated. Subjects (n = 122) for the study were registered nurses working at two acute care health settings in the southeast metropolitan area of Florida. Two instruments were used: (a) Empathy Construct Rating Scale (ECRS), and (b) a demographic information questionnaire. The ECRS was chosen because of its proven construct validity and specificity to nursing (LaMonica, 1981). The demographic questionnaire assisted the investigator to determine any relationship between level of empathy and the aforementioned variables. A regression analysis was performed first to determine any relationship between empathy levels of registered nurses and the demographic variables. No significant relationship was found between professional preparation and the demographic variables. A one-way analysis (ANOVA) was performed to assess the strength and direction of the relationship between academic preparation and empathy. Using 0.05 level of significance as the criterion, statistical analysis revealed there was no relationship between registered nurses' academic preparation and level of empathy.

Identifier: 12395 (digitool), FADT12395 (IID), fau:9294 (fedora)

Note(s): Adviser: Arthur Burrichter.Thesis (Ed.D.)--Florida Atlantic University, 1994.

Subject(s): Health Sciences, Nursing

Persistent Link to This Record: http://purl.flvc.org/fcla/dt/12395

Owner Institution: FAU



Author: Eckler, Joanne Miller. Florida Atlantic University

Source: http://fau.digital.flvc.org/islandora/object/fau%3A9294



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