The Development and Testing of the Role-Related Meaning Scale for Staff in Pediatric Oncology

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/165432
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
The Development and Testing of the Role-Related Meaning Scale for Staff in Pediatric Oncology
Author(s):
Steen, B.; Tong, X.; Burghen, E.; Hinds, P.; Srivastava, D. Kumar
Author Details:
B. Steen, St. Jude Children�s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; X. Tong; E. Burghen; P. Hinds; D. Kumar Srivastava
Abstract:
Nurses Frequently choose a professional role and remain in it for reasons related to role-meaning. When nurses experience role-related meaning, they report higher job satisfaction and lower intent to leave a position. Interventions to foster nurse's role-related meaning and methods to measure this form of meaning are needed in pediatric oncology. The study framework was the modified Stress-Response Sequence Model. The design was a two-phase instrumentation study; Phase 1 was item generation, content validation, and initial field testing (the latter involving 23 nurses in two cancer centers. Phase 2 was instrument and testing involving 89 nurses in one pediatric research center. The main research variables were role-related meaning, group cohesion, organizational commitment, work satisfaction, and intent to leave. FINDINGS: Phase 1: A ceiling effect in item ratings and three overlapping items were noted, which resulted in a revision of the RRMS. Phase 2: Cronbach's alpha for the total Role-Related Meaning Scale was 0.83; four of the five hypothesized relationships with the RRMS and other study variables were supported at the significance level of 0.04 and higher. These findings allow us to conclude that the RRMS is internally consistent, and has content validity, and beginning construct validity. Next, the ability of the RRMS to adequately measure change in meaning as the result of interventions designed to increase role-related meaning needs to be assessed in a future study.
Repository Posting Date:
27-Oct-2011
Date of Publication:
27-Oct-2011
Conference Date:
2003
Conference Name:
28th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congress
Conference Host:
Oncology Nursing Society
Conference Location:
Denver, Colorado, USA
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dc.type.categoryAbstracten_US
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleThe Development and Testing of the Role-Related Meaning Scale for Staff in Pediatric Oncologyen_GB
dc.contributor.authorSteen, B.en_US
dc.contributor.authorTong, X.en_US
dc.contributor.authorBurghen, E.en_US
dc.contributor.authorHinds, P.en_US
dc.contributor.authorSrivastava, D. Kumaren_US
dc.author.detailsB. Steen, St. Jude Children�s Research Hospital, Memphis, Tennessee, USA; X. Tong; E. Burghen; P. Hinds; D. Kumar Srivastavaen_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/165432-
dc.description.abstractNurses Frequently choose a professional role and remain in it for reasons related to role-meaning. When nurses experience role-related meaning, they report higher job satisfaction and lower intent to leave a position. Interventions to foster nurse's role-related meaning and methods to measure this form of meaning are needed in pediatric oncology. The study framework was the modified Stress-Response Sequence Model. The design was a two-phase instrumentation study; Phase 1 was item generation, content validation, and initial field testing (the latter involving 23 nurses in two cancer centers. Phase 2 was instrument and testing involving 89 nurses in one pediatric research center. The main research variables were role-related meaning, group cohesion, organizational commitment, work satisfaction, and intent to leave. FINDINGS: Phase 1: A ceiling effect in item ratings and three overlapping items were noted, which resulted in a revision of the RRMS. Phase 2: Cronbach's alpha for the total Role-Related Meaning Scale was 0.83; four of the five hypothesized relationships with the RRMS and other study variables were supported at the significance level of 0.04 and higher. These findings allow us to conclude that the RRMS is internally consistent, and has content validity, and beginning construct validity. Next, the ability of the RRMS to adequately measure change in meaning as the result of interventions designed to increase role-related meaning needs to be assessed in a future study.en_GB
dc.date.available2011-10-27T12:18:26Z-
dc.date.issued2011-10-27en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2011-10-27T12:18:26Z-
dc.conference.date2003en_US
dc.conference.name28th Annual Oncology Nursing Society Congressen_US
dc.conference.hostOncology Nursing Societyen_US
dc.conference.locationDenver, Colorado, USAen_US
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item based on this abstract, you may find it by browsing the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository by author. If author contact information is available in this abstract, please feel free to contact him or her with your queries regarding this submission. Alternatively, please contact the conference host, journal, or publisher (according to the circumstance) for further details regarding this item. If a citation is listed in this record, the item has been published and is available via open-access avenues or a journal/database subscription. Contact your library for assistance in obtaining the as-published article.-
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