Master's Theses


Social Work

Degree Name

Master of Science (MS)


The purpose of this research was to investigate the communication styles of radiologic technologists in Kansas. The total sample size was 240 registered radiologic technologists of Kansas. A questionnaire was mailed to these 240 registered radiologic technologists. Seventy questionnaires were returned, of these 56 were complete and used in the data analyses. The dependent variable was the Involvement Inventory instrument scores. Five independent variables were investigated: hospital size, gender, level of education, membership in a state professional organization, and years of experience. Five null hypotheses were tested in the study. Forty-five comparisons were made and three found to be significant at the .05 level. The hypothesis for the main effect gender on the Cognitive Involvement scale and on the Total Involvement Inventory score was rejected. The hypothesis for the interaction between hospital size and level of education on the Behavioral Involvement scale was rejected. The results of this study appeared to support the following generalizations: a) that hospital size, years of experience, level of formal education and membership in a state professional organization made no difference in mean Involvement Inventory instrument scores, b) that the female registered radiologic technologists investigated had a higher mean Cognitive Involvement scale score and a higher mean Involvement Inventory score.


Bill Daley

Date of Award

Spring 1987

Document Type

Thesis - campus only access


© 1987 Paul H. Schwartz


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