Native American .2%
*- Data not obtained.
10% 39% 35% 15%
Males were greatly underrepresented in the sample used in this study. Only 7% of respondents were males while 15% of the registered nursing population is male (DHHS, 2000). The dominant age group was not different between the sample and Florida RN population as RNs aged 40-49 made-up the majority of the sample and also account for the largest percentage of the registered nursing population in Florida (DHHS, 2000). Caucasians were somewhat underrepresented at 79% of the sample versus 87% of the Florida RN workforce (DHHS, 2000).
Asians were overrepresented in the sample at 10% versus 3% in the Florida nursing population (DHHS, 2000). Variations in the reporting of race/ethnicity could have been affected by the race classifications offered on the questionnaire. For example, Native American wasn’t a category on the survey instrument while it is a category for the DHHS (2000) survey. Therefore, the