Psychometric Analysis of the Nurse Manager Work Environment Scale

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/290974
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Psychometric Analysis of the Nurse Manager Work Environment Scale
Author(s):
Warshawsky, Nora E.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Delta Psi
Author Details:
Nora E. Warshawsky, MPA, MSN, PhD, nwa229@uky.edu
Abstract:

Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013

Nurse managers create healthy work environments for nurses; yet, evidence suggests that nurse managers and staff nurses may view their work environments differently.  Several valid and reliable tools to assess staff nurse perceptions of their work environment exist but there is no comparable instrument to assess the nurse manager work environments.  Complexity leadership theory and findings from a review of research of nurse manager job satisfaction, engagement, and stress guided the development of the Nurse Manager Work Environment Scale.  The initial scale consisted of 59 items in 11 domains. Content validity was established by a panel of seven content experts.

All nurse managers working in 25 hospitals in 9 health care systems were invited to complete an electronic survey. Responses from 356 nurse managers (83% response rate) were included in this analysis. Respondents scored each item twice: first, did the item affect their ability to perform their jobs and second, using a 6-point Likert scale, the degree to which they perceived that the item was present in their organization.  

Exploratory factor analysis with Varimax rotation yielded 41 items in 8 factors. The mean scores and standard deviations by factors were: Administrative Leaders create Learning Environments (4.83, 0.77), Supportive Nurse Manager-Director Relationships (4.72, 1.04), Culture of Generativity (4.21, 0.96), Adequate Budgeted Resources (3.92, 1.08), Culture of Meaning (4.88, 0.79), Nurse Manager-Physician Partnerships for Quality Patient Outcomes (4.17, 1.06), Effective Nurse Manager-Unit Staff Relationships (4.99, 0.75), and Fair and Manageable Workload (4.29, 1.11), and Total Scale (4.50, 0.71). Cronbach’s alpha for the total scale was 0.96 and subscales were 0.72 to 0.93.

Reported scores indicated managers “somewhat agreed” to “agreed” that the items were present in their work environments. The highest scored subscale was Effective Nurse Manager-Unit Staff Relationships and lowest scored subscale was Adequate Budgeted Resources. Further psychometric testing is warranted.

Keywords:
Work Environment; Psychometric; Nurse Managers
Repository Posting Date:
13-May-2013
Date of Publication:
13-May-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
Creating Healthy Work Environments
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
Creating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolis
Note:
This is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.

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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titlePsychometric Analysis of the Nurse Manager Work Environment Scaleen_GB
dc.contributor.authorWarshawsky, Nora E.en_GB
dc.contributor.departmentDelta Psien_GB
dc.author.detailsNora E. Warshawsky, MPA, MSN, PhD, nwa229@uky.eduen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/290974-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on Friday, April 12, 2013, Saturday, April 13, 2013</p>Nurse managers create healthy work environments for nurses; yet, evidence suggests that nurse managers and staff nurses may view their work environments differently.&nbsp; Several valid and reliable tools to assess staff nurse perceptions of their work environment exist but there is no comparable instrument to assess the nurse manager work environments.&nbsp; Complexity leadership theory and findings from a review of research of nurse manager job satisfaction, engagement, and stress guided the development of the Nurse Manager Work Environment Scale.&nbsp; The initial scale consisted of 59 items in 11 domains. Content validity was established by a panel of seven content experts. <p>All nurse managers working in 25 hospitals in 9 health care systems were invited to complete an electronic survey. Responses from 356 nurse managers (83% response rate) were included in this analysis. Respondents scored each item twice: first, did the item affect their ability to perform their jobs and second, using a 6-point Likert scale, the degree to which they perceived that the item was present in their organization. &nbsp; <p>Exploratory factor analysis with Varimax rotation yielded 41 items in 8 factors. The mean scores and standard deviations by factors were: Administrative Leaders create Learning Environments (4.83, 0.77), Supportive Nurse Manager-Director Relationships (4.72, 1.04), Culture of Generativity (4.21, 0.96), Adequate Budgeted Resources (3.92, 1.08), Culture of Meaning (4.88, 0.79), Nurse Manager-Physician Partnerships for Quality Patient Outcomes (4.17, 1.06), Effective Nurse Manager-Unit Staff Relationships (4.99, 0.75), and Fair and Manageable Workload (4.29, 1.11), and Total Scale (4.50, 0.71). Cronbach&rsquo;s alpha for the total scale was 0.96 and subscales were 0.72 to 0.93. <p>Reported scores indicated managers &ldquo;somewhat agreed&rdquo; to &ldquo;agreed&rdquo; that the items were present in their work environments. The highest scored subscale was Effective Nurse Manager-Unit Staff Relationships and lowest scored subscale was Adequate Budgeted Resources. Further psychometric testing is warranted.en_GB
dc.subjectWork Environmenten_GB
dc.subjectPsychometricen_GB
dc.subjectNurse Managersen_GB
dc.date.available2013-05-13T10:23:58Z-
dc.date.issued2013-05-13-
dc.date.accessioned2013-05-13T10:23:58Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.nameCreating Healthy Work Environmentsen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.descriptionCreating Healthy Work Environments. Held at the JW Marriott, Indianapolisen_GB
dc.description.noteThis is an abstract-only submission. If the author has submitted a full-text item related to this abstract, you may find it by browsing the 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.en_GB
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