Dr. Marilyn A. Mendelson is associate director for the Eastern Virginia AHEC Program, Eastern Virginia Medical School, Norfolk.
Attitudes toward social issues in health care: A cohort analysis
Article first published online: 1 FEB 2011
Copyright © 1985 Wiley Periodicals, Inc., A Wiley Company
Research in Nursing & Health
Volume 8, Issue 4, pages 307–312, December 1985
How to Cite
Mendelson, M. A., Skinner, R. A. and Proctor, M. B. (1985), Attitudes toward social issues in health care: A cohort analysis. Res. Nurs. Health, 8: 307–312. doi: 10.1002/nur.4770080402
- Issue published online: 1 FEB 2011
- Article first published online: 1 FEB 2011
- Manuscript Revised: 15 FEB 1984
- Manuscript Received: 1 NOV 1982
- Bureau of Health Professions, Health Resources Administration, Department of Health
- No. 5U01PE00054–03
- Eastern Virginia Medical School
Attitudinal change toward psychosocial issues in health care was tested through a cohort analysis of 190 nursing students at four successive undergraduate levels. The topics examined were: (a) consistency and variability of attitudes toward social issues in health care and (b) relationship between scale performance and age. Attitudinal change among nursing students at four successive undergraduate levels was tested in the present study using a modification of the Attitudes Towards Social Issues in Medicine (ATSIM) Inventory, an instrument composed of seven subscales dealing with various aspects of health care. Techniques used included analysis of variance and Leveneapos;s test of the equality of variances. The findings confirmed a process of professional socialization in nursing education with respect to the attitudes of nursing students toward health care issues.