Date of Award
Honors College Thesis
Marion Patti Vanderloo, D.N.P.
This study aims to determine the presence of gender role conflict experienced by male nursing students at the University of Southern Mississippi. Thirty-one male nursing students participated in this study. A 55-question survey was distributed via email to men in the baccalaureate nursing program at the University of Southern Mississippi. The survey contained a brief demographic section and a 53-question Likert scale section. The Likert scale questions were adopted from two validated surveys; the Inventory of Male Friendliness in Nursing Programs (IMFNP), and the Gender Role Conflict Scale – Short Form (GRCS-SF). Thirty questions were derived from the IMFNP and 16 questions were derived from the GRCS-SF. In the section exploring perceived exclusivity in the nursing program, most respondents recognized three of the 11 barriers listed. Conversely, out of nine questions about the nursing program’s inclusivity, most respondents disagreed with only one claim listed. Meanwhile, the results from the GRCS-SF revealed present feelings of gender role conflict in three of the four explored factors. Overall, male nursing students experience feelings of gender role conflict but recognize few gender-based barriers in nursing school. Thus, future research is required to identify the causes of gender role conflict experienced by male nursing students.
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Snowden, Brantley, "Gender Role Conflict Experienced by Baccalaureate Level Male Nursing Students at the University of Southern Mississippi" (2023). Honors Theses. 893.