Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS)

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/201680
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Development and Psychometric Assessment of the Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS)
Abstract:
(41st Biennial Convention) Background and Purpose: To examine the psychometric properties of a newly developed instrument: The Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS).  Methods: A self-report test-retest questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of 313 students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program in Ontario, Canada. Results: The psychometric analysis yielded a 48-item multidimensional instrument.  Validity testing revealed a Content Validity Index of .83.  Factor analysis suggested a four dimension scale with distinct factor loadings that all exceeded .4 and explained 50% of the variance.  The scale had an overall Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of .96 and a test-retest correlation coefficient of .88, indicating a highly reliable instrument. Conclusions: The newly developed instrument provides a tool to comprehensively measure the satisfaction of nursing students with the academic aspects of their nursing programs.
Keywords:
Nursing Measurement; Psychometric evaluation; Student satisfaction
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.titleDevelopment and Psychometric Assessment of the Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS)en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/201680-
dc.description.abstract(41st Biennial Convention) Background and Purpose: To examine the psychometric properties of a newly developed instrument: The Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS).  Methods: A self-report test-retest questionnaire was administered to a convenience sample of 313 students enrolled in a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program in Ontario, Canada. Results: The psychometric analysis yielded a 48-item multidimensional instrument.  Validity testing revealed a Content Validity Index of .83.  Factor analysis suggested a four dimension scale with distinct factor loadings that all exceeded .4 and explained 50% of the variance.  The scale had an overall Cronbach’s alpha coefficient of .96 and a test-retest correlation coefficient of .88, indicating a highly reliable instrument. Conclusions: The newly developed instrument provides a tool to comprehensively measure the satisfaction of nursing students with the academic aspects of their nursing programs.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing Measurementen_GB
dc.subjectPsychometric evaluationen_GB
dc.subjectStudent satisfactionen_GB
dc.date.available2012-01-11T10:46:59Z-
dc.date.issued2012-01-04en_GB
dc.date.accessioned2012-01-11T10:46:59Z-
dc.description.sponsorshipSigma Theta Tau Internationalen_GB
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