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Effects of nurses' sex-role orientation on positive and negative assertion

McCartan, Patrick and Hargie, Owen (2004) Effects of nurses' sex-role orientation on positive and negative assertion. Nursing and Health Sciences, 6 (5). pp. 45-49. [Journal article]

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DOI: 10.1111/j.1442-2018.2003.00173.x


The present paper examines how the sex-role orientation of the nurse can affect both positive and negative assertion. The Bem Sex-Role Inventory (BRSI) and the Assertion Inventory (AI) were used to collect self-reported data from a convenience sample of 94 subjects. Behavioral data were obtained by directly sampling 50 nurses’ responses within role-play situations. Contrary to earlier studies, the findings of the investigation indicated that there was no significant relationship between assertion measurements and sex-role orientation. Following a discussion of the findings, recommendations relating to future research are made and the limitations of the study are identified.

Item Type:Journal article
Faculties and Schools:Faculty of Social Sciences
Faculty of Social Sciences > School of Communication
Research Institutes and Groups:Institute for Research in Social Sciences > Communication
Psychology Research Institute > Peace, Conflict and Equality
Institute for Research in Social Sciences
ID Code:6701
Deposited By: Professor Owen Hargie
Deposited On:19 Jan 2010 10:59
Last Modified:15 Jun 2011 09:56

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