Journal of Theory Construction and Testing

Journal of Theory Construction and Testing is a magazine specializing in Science topics.

Articles from Vol. 8, No. 1, Spring

Adapting a Measure of Purpose-in-Life for Mexican American Research
Abstract: Mexican Americans are often left out of research due to a lack of Spanish-language instruments. Purposeful functioning provides a holistic approach to the study and care of different cultures. This study describes the process of adapting a...
Change Readiness: A Construct to Explain Health and Life Transitions
Abstract: Change is a ubiquitous phenomenon. Both nurses and their clients must learn to cultivate change readiness. This article presents two related, but distinct views of change readiness. Readiness to change (a motivational construct) describes how...
More Than Semantic Differences
Yesterday I received an emailed query from a doctoral student at a respected College of Nursing in the Midwestern U.S. Her query concerned concepts and activities central to the mission and purposes of this journal. Here are her words:... I am preparing...
Orthopedic Outpatients' Perception of Perioperative Music Listening as Therapy
Abstract: Anxiety and pain are natural responses for patients who must undergo surgery. Recent studies have shown that music therapy can be a low cost, effective adjunct to traditional pain and anxiety management. In the present study, 31 surgical patients...
Using Data from Critical Care Nurses to Validate Swanson's Phenomenological Derived Middle Range Caring Theory
Abstract: While nurses strive to establish an evidence-based profession, they need to advocate for the caring aspect of nursing. For centuries, caring has been synonymous with nursing, but the published research fails to consider personal experiences...