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Document Type

Thesis - University Access Only

Award Date

1993

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)

Department

Graduate Nursing

First Advisor

Evelyn Peterson

Keywords

nursing student attitudes, nursing data processing, cognitive styles

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to identify whether there was a difference of computer attitudes of baccalaureate nursing students when compared by learning style. Instruments used were Kolb's Learning Style Inventory and the Computer Attitude Survey by Stronge and Brodt. Forty-eight nursing students from a midwestern university participated in this research. Nursing students' attitudes were generally favorable toward the use of computer in the hospital setting.
All four learning styles as identified by Kolb were present in the sample. A distribution, from 23 percent to 27 percent, of the four types, Accommodator, Assimilator, Converger, and Diverger, was obtained. Thus there was not a predominance of any learning style.
Analysis of variance (ANOVA) was conducted to compare the means of the computer attitude survey among and within the four groups of learning style. The results of ANOVA found no difference in the means, and the null hypothesis was accepted.

Library of Congress Subject Headings

Nursing students -- Attitudes
Nursing -- Data processing
Cognitive styles

Number of Pages

85

Publisher

South Dakota State University

Rights

Copyright © 1993 Judy Crane. All rights reserved

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