Leadership potentials and personality profiles of 27 associate degree and 20 baccalaureate degree nursing students were compared, using the California Psychological Inventory (CPI) and the Managerial Key for the CPI. The mean values on each of the 18 scales of the CPI and the mean values of the Managerial Score were compared and revealed no significant difference (p=.05) between the two groups of nursing students, and were within normal range, indicating average social and intellectual adjustment. Though the associate degree students had a higher mean value on the Managerial Score than the baccalaureate students the difference was not significant (p=.05). There was a significant difference in the ages of the two groups, with associate degree students being younger. When the nursing students were grouped according to those who scored greater than or equal to 600 and those who scored less than 600 on the Managerial Key for the CPI, highly significant correlations were found for 12 of the 18 scales of the CPI (dominance, capacity for status, sociability, social presence, sense of well-being, self-control, tolerance, good impression, achievement via conformance, achievement via independence, intellectual efficiency, and psychological-mindedness), with those who scored greater than or equal to 600 having higher mean values on the 12 scales.
Nancy L. Testerman
Evelyn L. Elwell
L. Frances Pride
Master of Science (MS)
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Nursing; Supervisory; Leadership
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Cobb, Beverely J., "Leadership Potentials and Personality Traits of Associate Degree and Baccalaureate Degree Students in Selected Associate and Baccalaureate Nursing Programs" (1977). Loma Linda University Electronic Theses, Dissertations & Projects. 1243.
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