Welcome to CDC Stacks | Perceptions of High Achieving African American/Black 10th Graders from a Low Socioeconomic Community Regarding Health Scientists and Desired Careers - 30156 | CDC Public Access
Stacks Logo
Advanced Search
Select up to three search categories and corresponding keywords using the fields to the right. Refer to the Help section for more detailed instructions.
 
 
Help
Clear All Simple Search
Advanced Search
Perceptions of High Achieving African American/Black 10th Graders from a Low Socioeconomic Community Regarding Health Scientists and Desired Careers
  • Published Date:
    Aug 2014
  • Source:
    J Allied Health. 43(3):133-139.
Filetype[PDF - 192.27 KB]


Details:
  • Pubmed ID:
    25194058
  • Pubmed Central ID:
    PMC4212893
  • Funding:
    048DP001929/DP/NCCDPHP CDC HHS/United States
    R01 GM094574/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
    R0I GM094574/GM/NIGMS NIH HHS/United States
  • Document Type:
  • Collection(s):
  • Description:
    Measures are needed to assess youth perceptions about health science careers to facilitate research aimed at increasing youth pursuit of health science. Although the Indiana Instrument provides an established measure of perceptions regarding nursing and ideal careers, we were interested in learning how high-achieving 10th graders from relatively low socioeconomic areas who identify as black/African American (black) perceive health science and ideal careers. The Indiana Instrument was modified, administered to 90 youth of interest, and psychometrically analyzed. Reliable subscales were identified that may facilitate parsimonious, theoretical, and reliable study of youth decision-making regarding health science careers. Such research may help to develop and evaluate strategies for increasing the number of minority health scientists.