Clarity in the use of the social systems from the theory of goal attainment

  • Emilia Soares Chaves Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Thelma Leite de Araujo Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC; Departamento de Enfermagem
  • Marcos Venícius de Oliveira Lopes Universidade Federal do Ceará - UFC; Departamento de Enfermagem
Keywords: Nursing theory, Models nursing, Validation studies

Abstract

This study was aimed at verifying the clarity in the organization of the social systems in the Theory of Goal Attainment. It is a theoretical-reflexive study that uses as referential for analysis a Model of Analysis of Theories. One thesis and two dissertations were analyzed in the months of April, May and June of 2005. Regarding the operational definition of the concepts, all three defined adequately the concepts pointed out in the Conceptual Model, making use of them in the situations of the studies. In what refers to the validity of content and construct there were gaps identified. In one of the studies, for example, the work groups to which the individuals belonged were not consonant with the Theory's social system concept. Thus the studies still require attention as to the use they make of concepts presented in theories or in theoretical models.

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Published
2007-12-01
How to Cite
Chaves, E., Araujo, T., & Lopes, M. (2007). Clarity in the use of the social systems from the theory of goal attainment. Revista Da Escola De Enfermagem Da USP, 41(4), 698-704. https://doi.org/10.1590/S0080-62342007000400022
Section
Estudo Teórico