Title

Theoretical Substruction Illustrated by the Theory of Learned Resourcefulness (article)

Document Type

Article

Language

eng

Format of Original

10 p.

Publication Date

2008

Publisher

Springer

Source Publication

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice

Source ISSN

1541-6577

Original Item ID

doi: 10.1891/0889-7182.22.3.205; Shelves: RT1 .S36x Raynor Memorial Periodicals

Abstract

This article describes the process of theoretical substruction and uses this process to examine the significance of Rosenbaum's resourcefulness theory for nursing research and practice. The article discusses relocation as a phenomenon of interest to gero-psychiatric nurses working with elders who have relocated to retirement communities, illustrated by the theory of learned resourcefulness. The literature was reviewed to assess the congruence between the theoretical and operational systems suggested by Rosenbaum's resourcefulness theory. A model of learned resourcefulness is presented that includes middle-range concepts, relational statements, and propositions derived from the research literature. Theoretical substruction provides a mechanism for testing middle-range theories that may contribute to nursing knowledge development.

Comments

Research and Theory for Nursing Practice, Vol. 22, No. 3 (2008): 205-214. DOI.

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