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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/156826
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Measuring Veritivity: Development of the Personal Beliefs Style Scale
Abstract:
Measuring Veritivity: Development of the Personal Beliefs Style Scale
Conference Sponsor:Sigma Theta Tau International
Conference Year:2001
Conference Date:June, 2001
Author:Hanna, Debra, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:Massachusetts General Hospital
Title:Neuroscience Staff Nurse
Objective: This instrument is being developed to measure veritivity, a philosophical assumption of the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM) of nursing, Design: Instrument development of a scale. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Version 1: Data was collected from a mixed sample of registered nurses and professional, non-nurse females (n=311) June-September, 2000. Based on the analysis of data, the instrument was revised. Version 2: Data has been collected from registered nurses (n=103) October, 2000-February, 2001. Data collection will continue until at least 200 returns have been received. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Roy considers the philosophical assumption of veritivity to be a worldview that contrasts the worldview of relativism. Four defining characteristics of veritivity are: (1) common purposefulness of humankind, (2) unity of purpose of human existence, (3) activity and creativity for the common good, and (4) value and meaning of life. Roy considers veritivity a trait, not a state phenomenon. Methods: Positive and negative items were generated for six categories to reflect a veritivistic worldview. A 115-item scale was developed with readability at 7th grade level. This was submitted to 4 RAM experts and 2 non-experts for content validation. The scale was reduced to 89 items for the first version. The rating scale was constructed to capture current beliefs and any change from prior beliefs. Four instruments in the public domain were used for construct validation. Data analysis of version #1 was aimed at revising and reducing the scale to its most cogent, representative items. The rating scale was changed to a 5-point Likert-type scale. The second version, a 40 item, 5-point Likert-type scale, was reformatted for ease of administration. Findings: Internal consistency reliability using Cronbach’s alpha on the entire instrument before item deletion (first version) was 0.88. Subscale analyses and inter-item correlation demonstrated strong internal consistency and minimal redundancy of 4 of the 6 theoretically derived subscales. Three of four construct validation instruments were positively correlated with the first version. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted on 48 of 89 items. The factors were related to the defining characteristics in this analysis. These results guided retention, revision and deletion of items. Data collection with the second version is still in progress. Preliminary analysis (n=103) demonstrates strong internal consistency reliability using Cronbach’s alpha, 0.87 on the entire instrument and each subscale before item deletion. Conclusions: Worldviews represent a combination of attitudes, beliefs and values. This instrument is the first designed to measure the worldview or philosophical assumption of veritivity as defined in the Roy Adaptation Model of nursing. Implications: The strength and consistency of one’s worldview may influence how one perceives, processes and responds to personal, familial or community-wide events. In nursing research, treating subjects’ worldviews as a variable may enhance the realization of holistic, nursing knowledge.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
Jun-2001
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleMeasuring Veritivity: Development of the Personal Beliefs Style Scaleen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/156826-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Measuring Veritivity: Development of the Personal Beliefs Style Scale</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">2001</td></tr><tr class="item-conference-date"><td class="label">Conference Date:</td><td class="value">June, 2001</td></tr><tr class="item-author"><td class="label">Author:</td><td class="value">Hanna, Debra, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">Massachusetts General Hospital</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">Neuroscience Staff Nurse</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">dhanna@partners.org</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Objective: This instrument is being developed to measure veritivity, a philosophical assumption of the Roy Adaptation Model (RAM) of nursing, Design: Instrument development of a scale. Population, Sample, Setting, Years: Version 1: Data was collected from a mixed sample of registered nurses and professional, non-nurse females (n=311) June-September, 2000. Based on the analysis of data, the instrument was revised. Version 2: Data has been collected from registered nurses (n=103) October, 2000-February, 2001. Data collection will continue until at least 200 returns have been received. Concept or Variables Studied Together or Intervention and Outcome Variables: Roy considers the philosophical assumption of veritivity to be a worldview that contrasts the worldview of relativism. Four defining characteristics of veritivity are: (1) common purposefulness of humankind, (2) unity of purpose of human existence, (3) activity and creativity for the common good, and (4) value and meaning of life. Roy considers veritivity a trait, not a state phenomenon. Methods: Positive and negative items were generated for six categories to reflect a veritivistic worldview. A 115-item scale was developed with readability at 7th grade level. This was submitted to 4 RAM experts and 2 non-experts for content validation. The scale was reduced to 89 items for the first version. The rating scale was constructed to capture current beliefs and any change from prior beliefs. Four instruments in the public domain were used for construct validation. Data analysis of version #1 was aimed at revising and reducing the scale to its most cogent, representative items. The rating scale was changed to a 5-point Likert-type scale. The second version, a 40 item, 5-point Likert-type scale, was reformatted for ease of administration. Findings: Internal consistency reliability using Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha on the entire instrument before item deletion (first version) was 0.88. Subscale analyses and inter-item correlation demonstrated strong internal consistency and minimal redundancy of 4 of the 6 theoretically derived subscales. Three of four construct validation instruments were positively correlated with the first version. Exploratory factor analysis was conducted on 48 of 89 items. The factors were related to the defining characteristics in this analysis. These results guided retention, revision and deletion of items. Data collection with the second version is still in progress. Preliminary analysis (n=103) demonstrates strong internal consistency reliability using Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha, 0.87 on the entire instrument and each subscale before item deletion. Conclusions: Worldviews represent a combination of attitudes, beliefs and values. This instrument is the first designed to measure the worldview or philosophical assumption of veritivity as defined in the Roy Adaptation Model of nursing. Implications: The strength and consistency of one&rsquo;s worldview may influence how one perceives, processes and responds to personal, familial or community-wide events. In nursing research, treating subjects&rsquo; worldviews as a variable may enhance the realization of holistic, nursing knowledge.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T15:10:30Z-
dc.date.issued2001-06en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T15:10:30Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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