Psychometric Testing of an Adapted Questionnaire to Assess Employers' Intention to Support Breastfeeding

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/158427
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Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Testing of an Adapted Questionnaire to Assess Employers' Intention to Support Breastfeeding
Abstract:
Psychometric Testing of an Adapted Questionnaire to Assess Employers' Intention to Support Breastfeeding
Conference Sponsor:Midwest Nursing Research Society
Conference Year:2009
Author:Rojjanasrirat, Wilaiporn, PhD
P.I. Institution Name:University of Kansas Medical Center
Title:School of Nursing
Contact Address:14905 Locust Street, Olathe, KS, 66062, USA
Contact Telephone:913-782-2513
Co-Authors:W. Rojjanasrirat, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS;
Background: Maternal employment is associated with shorter duration of breastfeeding. Employers' support for breastfeeding in the workplace is an important problem that needs to be addressed. However, valid and reliable measures that assess employers' support of breastfeeding do not exist. Thus, a questionnaire that measures employers' support of breastfeeding was developed based on the major constructs of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Purpose: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Employer's Support of Breastfeeding Questionnaire (ESBQ) among a diverse sample of business owners, managers, and supervisors. Methods: A cross-sectional methodological design was used. A total of 380 business owners, managers, or supervisors of various types of businesses participated in the study. Data were collected with a self-report online survey. Data analysis consisted of descriptive statistics, estimates of reliability, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results: The majority of the participants was Caucasian (80%), married (68%), female (85%), and had high school education (93%) with an age range of 18 to 67 years old (Mean = 37.0, SD=11.1). Reliability was supported by internal consistency. Cronbach's alpha for each subscale ranged from .83 to .93. All items loaded significantly on their respective construct with good factor loadings (factor loadings > .40). The comparative fit index (CFI) was .91 and the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) was .05 indicating acceptable fit. Conclusion: Findings support the construct validity and reliability of the ESBQ in assessing employers' intention to support breastfeeding and other TPB constructs. This questionnaire will be used to assess the effects of a future tailored intervention to promote employers' support of breastfeeding. Employers' support may decrease breastfeeding disparity among working women.
Repository Posting Date:
26-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
17-Oct-2011
Sponsors:
Midwest Nursing Research Society

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Testing of an Adapted Questionnaire to Assess Employers' Intention to Support Breastfeedingen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/158427-
dc.description.abstract<table><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-title">Psychometric Testing of an Adapted Questionnaire to Assess Employers' Intention to Support Breastfeeding</td></tr><tr class="item-sponsor"><td class="label">Conference Sponsor:</td><td class="value">Midwest Nursing Research Society</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">Rojjanasrirat, Wilaiporn, PhD</td></tr><tr class="item-institute"><td class="label">P.I. Institution Name:</td><td class="value">University of Kansas Medical Center</td></tr><tr class="item-author-title"><td class="label">Title:</td><td class="value">School of Nursing</td></tr><tr class="item-address"><td class="label">Contact Address:</td><td class="value">14905 Locust Street, Olathe, KS, 66062, USA</td></tr><tr class="item-phone"><td class="label">Contact Telephone:</td><td class="value">913-782-2513</td></tr><tr class="item-email"><td class="label">Email:</td><td class="value">wrojjanasrirat@kumc.edu</td></tr><tr class="item-co-authors"><td class="label">Co-Authors:</td><td class="value">W. Rojjanasrirat, School of Nursing, University of Kansas, Kansas City, KS;</td></tr><tr><td colspan="2" class="item-abstract">Background: Maternal employment is associated with shorter duration of breastfeeding. Employers' support for breastfeeding in the workplace is an important problem that needs to be addressed. However, valid and reliable measures that assess employers' support of breastfeeding do not exist. Thus, a questionnaire that measures employers' support of breastfeeding was developed based on the major constructs of Theory of Planned Behavior (TPB). Purpose: To evaluate the psychometric properties of the Employer's Support of Breastfeeding Questionnaire (ESBQ) among a diverse sample of business owners, managers, and supervisors. Methods: A cross-sectional methodological design was used. A total of 380 business owners, managers, or supervisors of various types of businesses participated in the study. Data were collected with a self-report online survey. Data analysis consisted of descriptive statistics, estimates of reliability, and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA). Results: The majority of the participants was Caucasian (80%), married (68%), female (85%), and had high school education (93%) with an age range of 18 to 67 years old (Mean = 37.0, SD=11.1). Reliability was supported by internal consistency. Cronbach's alpha for each subscale ranged from .83 to .93. All items loaded significantly on their respective construct with good factor loadings (factor loadings &gt; .40). The comparative fit index (CFI) was .91 and the root mean square error of approximation (RMSEA) was .05 indicating acceptable fit. Conclusion: Findings support the construct validity and reliability of the ESBQ in assessing employers' intention to support breastfeeding and other TPB constructs. This questionnaire will be used to assess the effects of a future tailored intervention to promote employers' support of breastfeeding. Employers' support may decrease breastfeeding disparity among working women.</td></tr></table>en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-26T21:02:31Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-17en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-26T21:02:31Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipMidwest Nursing Research Societyen_GB
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