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):

Report Date:

1986-05-01

Pagination or Media Count:

117.0

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 Yates 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 30s 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 directors positions less than one year.

Subject Categories:

  • Sociology and Law
  • Psychology
  • Medicine and Medical Research

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE