Reliability and Validity of the Vocational Maturity Inventory for Nursing Students

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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/304341
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Reliability and Validity of the Vocational Maturity Inventory for Nursing Students
Author(s):
Lin, Shih-Pi; Yang, Chiu-Yueh; Liu, Pi-fang; Yen, Shu-Hua
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Non-member
Author Details:
Shih-Pi Lin, RN, MSN, linshihpi@gmail.com; Chiu-Yueh Yang, PhD, RN; Pi-fang Liu, RN, MSN; Shu-Hua Yen, RN, MSN;
Abstract:

Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013

Purpose: This study was to develop and test the Vocational Maturity Inventory in nursing college students.

Methods: Nursing college students (N = 153) were recruited from two nursing colleges in the northern Taiwan. Exploratory factor analysis was applied to detect the domains of the Vocational Maturity Inventory.

Results: The validity structure of the inventory was examined and the results of KMO analysis and that of Barlett’s test were found as 0,873 and 2272.220 respectively. Both the test results were found significant at the level of importance p<.001. The final 26-item questionnaire consists of five factors explaining 63.92% of the total variance. The factors were labeled self perception, vocational cognition, vocational information collecting, vocational information using, and vocational orientation. Cronbach’s alpha was satisfactory for the total scale (.925), and also for the five subscales: self perception (.813), vocational cognition (.860), vocational information collecting (.830), vocational information using (.715), and vocational orientation (.899). The evaluation of test-retest of this inventory using Paired t-Tests showed no statistically significant differences between the two assessment moments.

Conclusion: The Vocational Maturity Inventory in nursing students is a valid and reliable contribution for assessing vocational maturity in nursing students. The present results thus provide preliminary evidence regarding the reliability and validity of Vocational Maturity Inventory for nursing students and educators in Taiwan.

Keywords:
Nursing graduating students; Professional identification; Vocational maturity
Repository Posting Date:
22-Oct-2013
Date of Publication:
22-Oct-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
24th International Nursing Research Congress
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Prague, Czech Republic
Description:
24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleReliability and Validity of the Vocational Maturity Inventory for Nursing Studentsen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLin, Shih-Pien_GB
dc.contributor.authorYang, Chiu-Yuehen_GB
dc.contributor.authorLiu, Pi-fangen_GB
dc.contributor.authorYen, Shu-Huaen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNon-memberen_GB
dc.author.detailsShih-Pi Lin, RN, MSN, linshihpi@gmail.com; Chiu-Yueh Yang, PhD, RN; Pi-fang Liu, RN, MSN; Shu-Hua Yen, RN, MSN;en_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/304341-
dc.description.abstract<p>Session presented on: Thursday, July 25, 2013</p><b>Purpose: </b>This study was to develop and test the Vocational Maturity Inventory in nursing college students. <p><b>Methods: </b>Nursing college students (N = 153) were recruited from two nursing colleges in the northern Taiwan. Exploratory factor analysis was applied to detect the domains of the Vocational Maturity Inventory. <p><b>Results: </b>The validity structure of the inventory was examined and the results of KMO analysis and that of Barlett’s test were found as 0,873 and 2272.220 respectively. Both the test results were found significant at the level of importance p<.001. The final 26-item questionnaire consists of five factors explaining 63.92% of the total variance. The factors were labeled self perception, vocational cognition, vocational information collecting, vocational information using, and vocational orientation. Cronbach’s alpha was satisfactory for the total scale (.925), and also for the five subscales: self perception (.813), vocational cognition (.860), vocational information collecting (.830), vocational information using (.715), and vocational orientation (.899). The evaluation of test-retest of this inventory using Paired t-Tests showed no statistically significant differences between the two assessment moments. <p><b>Conclusion: </b>The Vocational Maturity Inventory in nursing students is a valid and reliable contribution for assessing vocational maturity in nursing students. The present results thus provide preliminary evidence regarding the reliability and validity of Vocational Maturity Inventory for nursing students and educators in Taiwan.en_GB
dc.subjectNursing graduating studentsen_GB
dc.subjectProfessional identificationen_GB
dc.subjectVocational maturityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-10-22T20:33:53Z-
dc.date.issued2013-10-22-
dc.date.accessioned2013-10-22T20:33:53Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name24th International Nursing Research Congressen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationPrague, Czech Republicen_GB
dc.description24th International Nursing Research Congress Theme: Bridge the Gap Between Research and Practice Through Collaboration. Held at the Hilton Prague Hotel.en_GB
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.en_GB
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