A Survey of Psychiatric Attendants
Rogers, Melvin Levi
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Thirty-one psychiatric attendants responded to the questionnaire which examined demographic characteristics, orientation (custodialism versus humanism, training programs, staff meetings, job description and general psychological knowledge. Attendants of private institutions, attendants of public institutions and the attendants of a different type of institution were the three groups of respondents. Significant differences at the 5% level existed between the public and private attendants in the frequency they reported taking care of the ward, the number of attendants who incorrectly answered the first question of the Psychological Knowledge Test and the number of attendants working the third shift. The attendant employed at the different institution were round to have more education, were more humanistic and scored higher on the Psychological Knowledge Test than the combined group of private and public institution attendants (significant at the 5% level). The results indicate that the attendants employed at different types of institutions differ in a few respects but the reasons for these differences were not investigated.If you are not a current K College student, faculty, or staff member, email firstname.lastname@example.org to request access to this SIP.