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Thesis - University Access Only
Master of Science (MS)
Department / School
nursing student attitudes, nursing data processing, cognitive styles
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
Number of Pages
South Dakota State University
Copyright © 1993 Judy Crane. All rights reserved
Crane, Judy, "The Relationship Between Experiential Learning Syle and Computer Attitudes Among Generic Baccalaureate Nursing Students" (1993). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 707.