The purpose of this quasi-experimental study was to determine the effects of game simulation on nursing home personnel's attitudes toward the elderly. Data were collected using the Elderly Person's Questionnaire pre- and post-game simulation. The hypothesis stated there would be no significant difference in the attitudes toward elders of nursing home personnel who participated in a game simulation program and nursing home personnel who did not participate in the program. Subjects were 10 nursing personnel employed in a nursing home in North Mississippi. Five of these 10 were in an experimental group and participated in game simulation and 5 were in the control group. Data from the questionnaire were analyzed using the t test and Pearson's product mom e n t correlation statistic. The test revealed no significant difference in change scores at the .05 level; therefore, the researcher failed to reject the null hypothesis. The Pearson's r_ revealed a positive correlation between months of employment and change scores.


Master of Science in Nursing (MSN)


Graduate Nursing

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First Advisor

Doris Saade

Second Advisor

Dr. Rayma Skinner

Third Advisor

Dr. Phyllis Werner

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Nursing Commons