AUXILIARY NURSE MIDWIFE/FEMALE HEALTH WORKER STUDENTS IN INDIA: SELF-EFFICACY IN ROLE FUNCTION RELATIVE TO CHILD SURVIVAL AND BELIEFS ABOUT GRASSROOT DEVELOPMENT 1 edition
AUXILIARY NURSE MIDWIFE/FEMALE HEALTH WORKER STUDENTS IN INDIA: SELF-EFFICACY IN ROLE FUNCTION RELATIVE TO CHILD SURVIVAL AND BELIEFS ABOUT GRASSROOT DEVELOPMENT.
Published 1988 .
About the Book
This was as study to explore self-efficacy, knowledge and beliefs of 226 final semester Auxiliary Nurse Midwife/Female Health Worker (ANM/FHW) students in India. Major purposes were to (1) examine self-rated confidence and knowledge associated with role function specific to UNICEF-identified GOBI child survival strategies and population control, and (2) describe student beliefs about a grassroot community development paradigm incorporating theoretical constructs relating to social change and self-determination.
The conceptual framework, based on an education model that incorporates that inherent assumptions of the Alma Ata Declaration, is supported by the constructs of self-efficacy (Bandura) and grassroot development (Arole & Arole, Basch, Bridge, Harnar, Maglacas, McGuire, Moccia, Ram, Sathyamala, WHO), and takes into consideration societal and learner needs (Block, Taba, Tyler). The self-rated efficacy and knowledge constructs associated with child survival were selected because UNICEF reports that approximately 40,000 children under age five die every day in the developing world, and it is estimated that half of these lives could be saved by utilizing GOBI (growth monitoring, oral rehydration therapy, breastfeeding, and immunization) strategies.
Four instruments were developed with the aid of an expert committee to obtain data about GOBI-associated knowledge and self-efficacy, grassroot development beliefs, and demographics. They were pilot tested in India and translated into Hindi, Tamil and Telegu. Internal reliability of the self-efficacy total scale was.97, with subscales ranging from.81 to.89.
In addition to descriptive statistics, both correlation and regression analyses were used to inspect the data obtained by means of this descriptive survey. These support the following findings and conclusions: (1) ANM/FNW students, while describing themselves as having high self-efficacy associated with the expected behaviors, demonstrated a need for greater knowledge competence. (2) The grassroot development belief statements suggest that some student beliefs are in conflict with socially ascribed roles and that community participation and self-determination dimensions are not adequately understood. (3) The findings support the need to strengthen competency-based nursing education, particularly in relation to critical behaviors required in role function, diagnosed according to the needs of the students and the communities they will serve.
Source: Dissertation Abstracts International, Volume: 49-09, Section: B, page: 3706.
Thesis (ED.D.)--COLUMBIA UNIVERSITY TEACHERS COLLEGE, 1988.
School code: 0055.
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