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dc.contributor.authorYang, Won-Kyungen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T21:38:43Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T21:38:43Z
dc.date.issued1994en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-06162009-063521en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/43347
dc.description.abstractThis study examined how the nursing home search and selection process may vary depending upon the sponsor's gender and relationship to the patient. Based on previous studies on caregiving, I assume that different gender and kin roles are associated with varying self-perceptions as caregivers according to societal expectations. Symbolic interaction ism suggests that these differential caregiving self-perceptions may be reflected in actual searching activities and in perceptions about the search and selection process. The data set for this investigation was taken from the Virginia Nursing Home Search and Selection Survey. Relationship- and gender-based group differences (spouses/adult children/others, females/males, and daughters/sons) in searching activities and perceptions about the search and selection process were assessed among 149 respondents who identified themselves as responsible parties for the process. The results showed that closer kin, females, and daughters did not differ from their counterparts in most cases of searching activities, such as searching time, the number of facilities considered and visited, and the number of facility attributes considered. The only significant differences were found in male-female comparisons regarding the number of facility attributes considered. On the other hand, there were significant group differences across gender and relationship type in the degree of negative feelings about the search and selection process: adult children, females, and daughters were found to have more negative perceptions about their experience than others, males, and sons, respectively. Moreover, daughters were found to be the most negatively affected group during the search experience. The need for an educational campaign or program to reduce family members' negative perceptions about the search and selection process is discussed.en_US
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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartLD5655.V855_1994.Y3643.pdfen_US
dc.subject.lccLD5655.V855 1994.Y3643en_US
dc.titleThe nursing home search and selection process :gender and relationship issuesen_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentFamily and Child Developmenten_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineFamily and Child Developmenten_US
dc.contributor.committeechairMcAuley, William J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberBlieszner, Rosemaryen_US
dc.contributor.committeememberSafewright, Marciaen_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-06162009-063521/en_US
dc.date.sdate2009-06-16en_US
dc.date.rdate2009-06-16
dc.date.adate2009-06-16en_US


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