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Nursing Jobs and Gender in our age of convergence: Research on Male Nurses

융복합시대의 간호직과 성: 남자간호사에 대한 연구

  • Shin, Ja Hyun (Department of Nursing, Graduate School Chonbuk National University) ;
  • Seo, Myoung Hee (Division of Infectious Diseases, Chonbuk National University Hospital) ;
  • Lee, Myung In (Department of Nursing, Wonkwang Health Science University)
  • 신자현 (전북대학교 대학원 간호학과) ;
  • 서명희 (전북대학교병원 감염내과) ;
  • 이명인 (원광보건대학교 간호학과)
  • Received : 2015.12.17
  • Accepted : 2016.03.20
  • Published : 2016.03.28

Abstract

This research paper is of a 'mixed method' research design: the quantitative analysis covering general data and the current condition of male nurses, the qualitative analysis being used on interview transcript data. The research subjects are 19 male nurses who work at a hospital and 29 female nurses who are doing Masters degrees in "J" province of the Republic of Korea. The data collection period was March 25 to April 1, 2015. The quantitative data was analyzed with SPSS WIN 19.0 software while the qualitative data was analyzed according to the 'contents analysis' method. The results show that the satisfaction of male participants in their profession is higher than average. The item 'growth as a professional' was rated highest as a satisfying aspect of working as a nurse. A difference was observed in the points of view of male and female participants, however, both male and female nurses have a positive view of male nurses which over comes traditional stereotypes. These results will be used to establish a positive image of nurses across genders.

Keywords

Male Nurses;Job satisfaction;Mixed Method Research Design;Image;Gender

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