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Students as Carers Across Three Disciplines: Quantifying Student Caring in Higher Education
The Researcher
  • Sandra Nadelson, Boise State University
  • Louis Nadelson, Boise State University
  • Richard Osguthorpe, Boise State University
Document Type
Article
Publication Date
10-1-2010
Abstract

This research project evaluated nursing, education, and engineering students’ perceptions of themselves and their academic peers as carers using survey methods. Findings indicated the three academic majors have above average levels of caring and that there was a relationship between students’ perceptions of themselves as carers and their academic peers as carers, but that these perceptions vary by academic major (p< 0.01). The research results also revealed that age and amount of postsecondary education were unrelated to students' perceptions of themselves as carers, but that the amount of post-secondary education influenced students’ attitudes about their academic peers as carers. Students who had more years of higher education viewed their academic peers as more caring individuals than students with less time in the academic world.

Citation Information
Sandra Nadelson, Louis Nadelson and Richard Osguthorpe. "Students as Carers Across Three Disciplines: Quantifying Student Caring in Higher Education" The Researcher (2010)
Available at: http://works.bepress.com/richard_osguthorpe/16/