A comparison between scores on Kirton's inventory for nursing students and a general student population.

Abstract

This study compared scores on the Kirton Adaption-Innovation Inventory of 60 first-year nursing students with scores of 73 nonnursing majors of approximately the same age to test the hypothesis that, in general, individuals selecting nursing as a major tend to show a more adaptive style of creativity in problem solving than their nonnursing peers. Analysis indicated the nursing students were significantly more "adaptive" in problem solving and less "innovative" than the nonnursing control group.

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@article{Pettigrew1993ACB, title={A comparison between scores on Kirton's inventory for nursing students and a general student population.}, author={Amy C Pettigrew and Margaret O'Brien King}, journal={Psychological reports}, year={1993}, volume={73 1}, pages={339-45} }