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TitleThe contextual performance of masculinity and caring by men nurses : an exploration of men's caring within a profession numerically dominated by women
AuthorKellett, Peter, 1970-
DescriptionThesis (M.N.)--Memorial University of Newfoundland, 2010. Nursing
Paginationxvii, 297 leaves : ill.
SubjectMale nurses--Attitudes; Masculinity; Nursing--Psychological aspects; Nursing--Sex differences; Sexual division of labor;
Subject.MESHMasculinity; Nurses, Male--psychology; Employee Performance Appraisal;
Degree GrantorMemorial University of Newfoundland. School of Nursing
NotesIncludes bibliographical references (leaves 248-262)
AbstractThe transcripts of 21 individual interviews and three focus groups of Canadian men in nursing generated by the SSHRC funded study "Contradictions and Tensions in the Lives of Men: Exploring Masculinities in the Numerically Female Dominated Professions of Nursing and Elementary School Teaching, " underwent secondary qualitative thematic analysis. Informed by the theoretical framework of masculinity theory, the study's purpose was to describe how men nurses' caring was conceptualized and expressed in their interviews. The contextual performance of masculinity and caring constituted the core theme, and a thematic map illustrated the relationships between eight performance sub-themes, two contextual sub-themes, and eight contextual elements accounted by this overarching theme. -- Consideration of the generated themes in the context of existing literature demonstrated considerable support for the study findings, and clearly identified the performance of masculinity as a significant influence on expression of caring by men nurses.
Resource TypeElectronic thesis or dissertation
FormatImage/jpeg; Application/pdf
SourcePaper copy kept in the Centre for Newfoundland Studies, Memorial University Libraries
Local Identifiera3475086
RightsThe author retains copyright ownership and moral rights in this thesis. Neither the thesis nor substantial extracts from it may be printed or otherwise reproduced without the author's permission.
CollectionElectronic Theses and Dissertations
Scanning StatusCompleted
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