Repertory grids were completed by gerontological nurses (N=60) to elicit the personal constructs they used to characterize gerontological nurses, effective gerontological nurses and the extent to which participants believed themselves to be effective as nurses working in this specialist field..
Analysis of pooled repertory grids indicated that the personal construct'caring, compassionate, empathetic'was rated most highly as characteristic of gerontological nurses in general and of effective gerontological nurses..
Cluster analysis of individual repertory grids showed no significant difference between self-perceptions of participants as effective gerontological nurses and the ideal gerontological nurses they would like to become..
Other findings of this research indicate that a variety of aspects ofgerontological nursing need improvement if negative perceptions of this area of nursing practice are to be altered.
Mots-clés Pascal : Infirmier, Personnel sanitaire, Homme, Gérontologie, Autoévaluation, Personnalité, Test personnalité, Australie, Océanie, Construit personnel
Mots-clés Pascal anglais : Nurse, Health staff, Human, Gerontology, Self evaluation, Personality, Personality test, Australia, Oceania
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Inist-CNRS - Institut de l'Information Scientifique et Technique
Cote : 97-0424439
Code Inist : 002B30A05. Création : 19/12/1997.