School of Nursing
Master of Science in Nursing
The purpose of this study was to identify the personality types of registered nurses in a rural community. An extensive literature review revealed that no studies, utilizing the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator (MBTI) to identify personality types, had been conducted with rural nurses. Jung's Psychological Type Theory was the theoretical framework for the study. The MBTI operationalizes Jung's theory and was utilized to determine the most frequently occurring personality types of the nurses. A descriptive study was conducted at a 68 bed acute care hospital. The sample consisted of 40 experienced registered nurses working in staff positions within the hospital. Sensing, feeling, and judging were the preferred functions of the nurses, consistent with the expected tasks of the direct care giver. The greatest number of nurses were classified as ISFJ (N=9) followed by ENFP (N=6)
Nursing | Personality and Social Contexts | Psychology
Snodgrass, Tina, "Personality Types of Registered Nurses Employed in a Rural Community Hospital" (1997). Masters Theses & Specialist Projects. Paper 357.