Discussion: Research Design Methods
22. Which one of these statements from the article would be considered clinically important?
a. According to this study results, a high level of occupational stress is not a known factor for nursing
turnover in MS nurses.
b. Younger nurses have better coping skills to combat perceived stress compared to more
c. Baby boomers reported higher use of self-controlling behaviors when dealing with occupational
stressors compared with Gen X and Gen Y.
d. Six participants were removed from the study due to incomplete surveys.
23. Which statements below implied from the article would be considered a limitation of the study? (Select all that apply)
b. Lack of standardization of the conditions of administering the instruments.
c. A small sample size with a low response rate.
d. A measure of social desirability in giving responses as the participants worked with the researcher.
24. Which one of these statements would be considered a statement regarding generalization of these results?
a. The results indicated that there were high levels of perceived stress in this group of MS nurses and can be generalized to all MS nurses in the United States.
b. The survey was mailed only to MS nurses who were members of the Medical Surgical Nurses Association (MSNA).
c. A convenience sample of MS nurses decreases generalizability.
d. The use of a power analysis influenced the generalization of the results to all MS nurses.
25. Which one of these statements from the article would be considered a recommendation for future studies? (Select al that apply.)
a. Future development of programs to help relieve the occupational stress in MS nurses.
b. Research to discover why older nurses have a higher perceived stress compared to younger nurses.
c. Sufficiently educating nursing leaders in generational differences.
d. Identification of occupational stressors, perceived stress, and coping styles among generational cohorts.