Instrument Development foraAn Internet Survey: Nurses' Attitude towards e-Mentoring

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/147389
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Instrument Development foraAn Internet Survey: Nurses' Attitude towards e-Mentoring
Abstract:
Instrument Development foraAn Internet Survey: Nurses' Attitude towards e-Mentoring
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2009
Author:Pietsch, Theresa M., MSN, RN, CRRN
P.I. Institution Name:Neumann College
Title:Assistant Professor
Purpose: The instrument, Nurses? Attitudes Towards E-mentoring (NATE), was developed by this researcher to measure nurses? attitudes towards e-mentoring, regardless of experience with this specific mentoring model.Method: E-mentoring literature and scale technique choices were reviewed. Given that attitudes was a variable of interest, the semantic differential was chosen as the scale.  A total of 53 opposite adjective pairs, and 4 categories, describing e-mentoring concepts were analyzed by content experts.  Following the calculation of a Content Validity Index, a pilot study occurred to measure the internal consistency of the NATE instrument. Included in this pilot study was a demographic questionnaire. Following approval from a mid-sized university's Institutional Review Board, the 2-part survey was posted on the Internet through software that supports Web-based surveys.Findings: Eight content experts were contacted to evaluate a list of 53 opposite adjective pairs and 4 subcategories. Based on five content experts? recommendations, the NATE instrument included 32 items with a CVI of .80. Additionally, the NATE instrument was considered univocal.  Three of the content experts did not respond to the request to evaluate the original 53 opposite adjective pairs and 4 subcategories. Over a period of 4 weeks, a convenience sample of 21 RNs was accessed from a graduate nursing program at a mid-sized university in the Philadelphia area and through networking. There was a 16-item demographic questionnaire included in the NATE survey.  Demographic items included age, education, experience, place of residence, and mentoring experience. The demographic questionnaire was placed after the NATE instrument to support social exchange principles. The Cronbach?s alpha internal consistency reliability from this study was .94.Conclusions: With  N = 21, the NATE instrument?s CVI was .80, and Cronbach?s alpha internal consistency reliability was .94. Thus, a new and reliable instrument was developed to measure nurses? attitudes towards e-mentoring.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
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Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleInstrument Development foraAn Internet Survey: Nurses' Attitude towards e-Mentoringen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/147389-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Instrument Development foraAn Internet Survey: Nurses' Attitude towards e-Mentoring</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Sigma Theta Tau International</td></tr><tr class="item-year"><td class="label">Conference Year:</td><td class="value">2009</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Pietsch, Theresa M., MSN, RN, CRRN</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Neumann College</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Assistant Professor</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">pietscht@neumann.edu</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Purpose: The instrument, Nurses? Attitudes Towards E-mentoring (NATE), was developed by this researcher to measure nurses? attitudes towards e-mentoring, regardless of experience with this specific mentoring model.Method: E-mentoring literature and scale technique choices were reviewed. Given that attitudes was a variable of interest, the semantic differential was chosen as the scale.&nbsp; A total of 53 opposite adjective pairs, and 4 categories, describing e-mentoring concepts were analyzed by content experts.&nbsp; Following the calculation of a Content Validity Index, a pilot study occurred to measure the internal consistency of the NATE instrument. Included in this pilot study was a demographic questionnaire. Following approval from a mid-sized university's Institutional Review Board, the 2-part survey was posted on the Internet through software that supports Web-based surveys.Findings: Eight content experts were contacted to evaluate a list of 53 opposite adjective pairs and 4 subcategories. Based on five content experts? recommendations, the NATE instrument included 32 items with a CVI of .80. Additionally, the NATE instrument was considered univocal.&nbsp; Three of the content experts did not respond to the request to evaluate the original 53 opposite adjective pairs and 4 subcategories. Over a period of 4 weeks, a convenience sample of 21 RNs was accessed from a graduate nursing program at a mid-sized university in the Philadelphia area and through networking. There was a 16-item demographic questionnaire included in the NATE survey.&nbsp; Demographic items included age, education, experience, place of residence, and mentoring experience. The demographic questionnaire was placed after the NATE instrument to support social exchange principles. The Cronbach?s alpha internal consistency reliability from this study&nbsp;was .94.Conclusions: With &nbsp;N = 21, the NATE instrument?s CVI was .80, and Cronbach?s alpha internal consistency reliability was .94. Thus, a new and reliable instrument was developed to measure nurses? attitudes towards e-mentoring.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T09:31:54Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T09:31:54Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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