Nurses' attitudes toward, knowledge of and years of experience with behaviour modification

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dc.contributor.advisor Hayes, Charles
dc.creator Spencer, Valarie Elizabeth
dc.date.accessioned 2011-05-09T12:32:05Z
dc.date.available 2011-05-09T12:32:05Z
dc.date.issued 1986
dc.identifier.other BF637 B4 S63
dc.identifier.uri http://library2.smu.ca/xmlui/handle/01/22441
dc.description viii, 82 leaves ; 28 cm.
dc.description Bibliography: leaves 67-70.
dc.description.abstract The study, “Attitudes, Knowledge and Years of Nursing Experience of a Sample of Nurses Towards Behaviour Modification,” was conducted by Valarie Spencer. The results were submitted in February, 1986. Administrative (n = 28), ward (n = 12) and student nurses (n = 39) were surveyed with a three part questionnaire. Results of the survey indicate that nurses generally possess a positive attitude towards behaviour modification and are slightly knowledgeable of behavior modification. A positive correlation between knowledge and attitude was observed, [underlined lowercase r] = 46, t(20) = 2.19, [underlined lowercase p] < .05. A one-day workshop in the principles and techniques of behavior modification was provided for an experimental group (n = 11) of ward nurses in order to demonstrate that attitudes towards behavior modification could be increased as a function of increased knowledge. Although attitude did increase, knowledge did not. These findings were related to an inconsistency between knowledge measured and knowledge acquired at the workshop.
dc.language.iso en
dc.publisher Halifax, N.S. : Saint Mary's University
dc.subject.lcc BF637.B4
dc.subject.lcsh Behavior modification
dc.subject.lcsh Nurses -- Attitudes
dc.title Nurses' attitudes toward, knowledge of and years of experience with behaviour modification
dc.type Text
thesis.degree.name Master of Science in Applied Psychology
thesis.degree.level Masters
thesis.degree.discipline Psychology
thesis.degree.grantor Saint Mary's University (Halifax, N.S.)


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