This study analyzes the psychological processes involved when a midwife accepts directions from a senior person. A representative sample of 20 midwives were recruited from 7 maternity units in North Yorkshire. An inductive thematic analysis was used to interpret interview data. Results showed that midwives respond to social influence from senior people using two processes: obedience and/or conformity.
|Number of pages||6|
|Journal||British Journal of Midwifery|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Aug 2010|
- health psychology
- clinical practice