Medical laboratory technologists' perception of professional self. A study of Swedish MLTs employed in clinical chemistry
1992 (English)In: Scandinavian Journal of Caring Sciences, ISSN 0283-9318, E-ISSN 1471-6712, Vol. 6, no 2, 67-74 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
The subjective perception of professional self was studied for a sample of Medical Laboratory Technologists (MLTs) employed in Clinical Chemistry in Sweden. The sample (N = 488) consisted of a randomized tenth of members of their trade union. A mailed questionnaire with 21 items concerning self-description compared with peers in a seven-point Likert type scale was completed by 332 (68%). There was no significant overall difference concerning the four principal types of workplace: Clinical Chemistry, Blood Serology, Primary Care and Clinical Chemistry/Blood Serology. The main difference was found between those in managerial posts (N = 72) and the other MLTs (N = 260). Factor analysis showed three principal components, labelled Professionalism, Work Ethic, and Empathy, but also a different composition of variables of the components for the manager group compared with the non-manager group.
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1992. Vol. 6, no 2, 67-74 p.
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-60775PubMedID: 1641534OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-60775DiVA: diva2:359096