Acculturation Among Immigrant Nurses In Israel And The United States Of America International Nursing Review

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Review of Journal Article: Ea, A et al (2010) Acculturation among immigrant nurses in Israel and the United States of America International Nursing Review, 57, 443-448 The purpose of Ea et al (2010) was to study acculturation patterns of Phillipino RN and former Soviet Union (FSU) nurses in Israel and in the USA. The ability for nurses to acculturate and adapt to their host culture, as previous research has pointed out, contributes to the nurses' greater satisfaction with her job and general contentment. Ea et al (2010), however, consider that insufficient research has been conducted on how immigrant nurses acculturate in their host culture. Ea et al (2010), therefore, choose Philippine nurses and FSU nurses working in Israel and used the ASASFA instrument to measure their level of acculturation. Fifty FSU nurses who were completing their education in Israel to become RNs and were currently working in a practical capacity in nursing homes completed the questionnaire. A correspondent group of 141 Filipino RNS were recruited, also by a convenience sample, and filled out the survey. Recruiters used the ASASFA instrument to measure response. The measure, translate din Russian for the FSU participants, is a reliable measure that has been consistently used to measure level of acculturation. A t-test was then conducted to evaluate comparisons between the two groups. The researchers discovered that the RN nurses had an easier time adapting to their host culture than did the FSU

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