Journal of Professional Nursing

Some Cultural Values of Some New Zealanders 

Sharon Hoult, RGON, BA, Auckland Technical Institute 

Reference:  Hoult, S. (1987). Some Cultural Values of Some New Zealanders Nursing Praxis in New Zealand 3(1) 37-39  


A questionnaire was administered to first year Comprehensive Nursing students to stimulate their thinking about their cultural beliefs and values.  This informal analysis identifies some strong trends noticed on reading student responses.  The sample involved ninety students, mainly female, who defined themselves predominantly as being white middle-class New Zealanders.  It must be remembered that the responses are particular to this group at this time, and are not necessarily representative of other groups of first year Comprehensive Nursing students.  This is not an empirical study but is meant to stimulate further research.

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