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From Student to Nurse : A Longitudinal Study of Socialization - Ida Harper Simpson

From Student to Nurse

A Longitudinal Study of Socialization

Paperback Published: 14th July 1980
ISBN: 9780521296168
Number Of Pages: 284

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In this study of student nurses at Duke University, Professor Simpson challenges earlier research by demonstrating that a professional school does socialise its students. In addition, by constructing a model that brings together competing theories of socialisation, she finds that socialisation is not necessarily cumulative or unidirectional. Conceptualisations that focus on individual students, such as those emphasising role modelling, student values or peer relations, obscure the most significant conditions and processes. The program of a school is the fundamental structure of occupational socialisation and this structure, not its students, should be blamed for failures and praised for success.

List of tables
Prologue
Professional Socialisation: theory and research problems
Professional socialisation: perspectives and issues
Professions and professional education
Dimensions of professional socialisation
Studying directional change: study design
The School's Program and Development of Socialisation Processes
Social and cultural backgrounds of student nurses
Orientations of entering freshman students toward nursing and nursing education
The collegiate movement and nursing service
Professional ideology versus bureaucratic training roles
Acquisition of occupational orientations in a bureaucratic context
Development of personal relatedness to the occupation
Synthesis and differentiation of socialisation processes
Individual Influence Sources and Socialisation Processes
Lateral relations and socialisation
Students' relations to the program, faculty and hospital and their socialisation
Implications: basic patterns of socialisation
Some reconsiderations of occupational socialisation
Epilogue
Appendices A-C
References
Index
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ISBN: 9780521296168
ISBN-10: 0521296161
Series: American Sociological Association Rose Monographs
Audience: Tertiary; University or College
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 284
Published: 14th July 1980
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Country of Publication: GB
Dimensions (cm): 22.9 x 15.2  x 1.6
Weight (kg): 0.42

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