Situation-specific theories from the middle-range transitions theory.


Journal Article (Review)

The purpose of this article was to analyze the theory development process of the situation-specific theories that were derived from the middle-range transitions theory. This analysis aims to provide directions for future development of situation-specific theories. First, transitions theory is concisely described with its history, goal, and major concepts. Then, the approach that was used to retrieve the situation-specific theories derived from transitions theory is described. Next, an analysis of 6 situation-specific theories is presented. Finally, 4 themes reflecting commonalities and variances in the theory development process are discussed with implications for future theoretical development.

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Cited Authors

  • Im, E-O

Published Date

  • January 2014

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 19 - 31

PubMed ID

  • 24469086

Pubmed Central ID

  • 24469086

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1550-5014

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0161-9268

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1097/ans.0000000000000014


  • eng