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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201570
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Nurse Faculty Leadership Development
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The most pervasive and relevant concern in nursing higher education has been and continues to be the nursing faculty shortage. Focused tailoring of interventions is a less costly and effective strategy to address the faculty shortage as compared to more global and large scale initiatives. Current nursing faculty have a distinct advantage to tailoring interventions to address the nursing faculty shortage, access to the undergraduate nursing student. The purpose of this research is to develop and test the psychometric properties of the Nurse Educator Career Path scale, a measure to assist in predicting future nursing faculty workforce.  Methods: Phase I: Guided by the Social Cognitive Career Theory and feedback from 11 expert and 22 experiential nurse faculty, a 29-item scale with three theorized subscales was generated. Phase II: The scale was administered to a development sample of 197 undergraduate nursing students. A step-by-step item reduction process based on content and performance, using principal component analysis and exploratory factor analysis was used. Results: Phase I: Item-content validity indices (I-CVI) were calculated and were used to delete or modify items (I-CVI <0.8).   Phase II: Items with factor loadings < 0.3 using principle component analysis for a one factor solution were deleted.  Further reduction was achieved using exploratory factor analysis with  the factor loading criterion of 0.70, resulting in  24 items loading on three factors (eight items per factor) with one independent item measuring goal setting The three subscales, relevant knowledge, outcome expectations, and social influence, were supported.  The 24-item scale Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was 0.85. Conclusion:  The Nurse Educator Career Path scale is a reliable and valid measure of predicting students’ intentions and motivators to pursue a future career in nursing education. The scale has potential in tailoring the development of focused interventions to increase the future nursing faculty supply.
Keywords:
robust measure; tailored interventions; faculty shortage
Repository Posting Date:
11-Jan-2012
Date of Publication:
4-Jan-2012
Sponsors:
Sigma Theta Tau International

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dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleNurse Faculty Leadership Developmenten_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201570-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Purpose: The most pervasive and relevant concern in nursing higher education has been and continues to be the nursing faculty shortage. Focused tailoring of interventions is a less costly and effective strategy to address the faculty shortage as compared to more global and large scale initiatives. Current nursing faculty have a distinct advantage to tailoring interventions to address the nursing faculty shortage, access to the undergraduate nursing student. The purpose of this research is to develop and test the psychometric properties of the Nurse Educator Career Path scale, a measure to assist in predicting future nursing faculty workforce.  Methods: Phase I: Guided by the Social Cognitive Career Theory and feedback from 11 expert and 22 experiential nurse faculty, a 29-item scale with three theorized subscales was generated. Phase II: The scale was administered to a development sample of 197 undergraduate nursing students. A step-by-step item reduction process based on content and performance, using principal component analysis and exploratory factor analysis was used. Results: Phase I: Item-content validity indices (I-CVI) were calculated and were used to delete or modify items (I-CVI <0.8).   Phase II: Items with factor loadings < 0.3 using principle component analysis for a one factor solution were deleted.  Further reduction was achieved using exploratory factor analysis with  the factor loading criterion of 0.70, resulting in  24 items loading on three factors (eight items per factor) with one independent item measuring goal setting The three subscales, relevant knowledge, outcome expectations, and social influence, were supported.  The 24-item scale Cronbach’s alpha reliability coefficient was 0.85. Conclusion:  The Nurse Educator Career Path scale is a reliable and valid measure of predicting students’ intentions and motivators to pursue a future career in nursing education. The scale has potential in tailoring the development of focused interventions to increase the future nursing faculty supply.en_GB
dc.subjectrobust measureen_GB
dc.subjecttailored interventionsen_GB
dc.subjectfaculty shortageen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:40:33Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:40:33Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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