Accession Number : ADA170740
Title : Personality Types of Directors of Nursing in Nursing Homes.
Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,
Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH
Personal Author(s) : Williams,Calvin W
Report Date : May 1986
Pagination or Media Count : 117
Abstract : The personality types of directors of nursing in nursing homes located in the State of Texas were identified in this descriptive research study. Insight into the personality types of these relatively unknown nurse executives was gained through mailing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator and a Personal Demographics Sheet to a random selection of nursing directors. Three research questions were answered with: (1) the identification of ten personality types; (2) the indication that the predominant personality type was introversion-sensing-feeling-judgment (ISFJ); and (3) the determination that a significant difference in the personality types existed among the directors of nursing using chi square with Yate's Correction. A specific and exclusive personality types does not characterize the directors of nursing in Texas' nursing homes. Demographically, the majority of these nurse administrators can be described as married females in their late 30's educated with an Associates Degree in Nursing, and licensed as Registered Nurses. These nurses have been associated with nursing homes less than five years and in their current director's positions less than one year.
Descriptors : *ADMINISTRATIVE PERSONNEL , *PERSONALITY , *NURSES , EDUCATION , SKILLS , ATTITUDES(PSYCHOLOGY) , FAMILY MEMBERS , POPULATION , QUALITY , ILLNESS , BEHAVIOR , MEDICAL SERVICES , HOSPITALS , PUBLIC HEALTH , JUDGEMENT(PSYCHOLOGY) , PERCEPTION(PSYCHOLOGY) , NURSING
Subject Categories : Sociology and Law
Medicine and Medical Research
Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE