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Hdl Handle:
http://hdl.handle.net/10755/308278
Category:
Abstract
Type:
Presentation
Title:
Collegiality: Through the Eyes of the Staff Nurse
Author(s):
Menard, Katherine I.; Morin, Karen H.; Dean-Baar, Susan
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Nu
Author Details:
Katherine I. Menard, MSN, RN, CCRN, kmenard@nmu.edu; Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Susan Dean-Baar, PhD, RN, FAAN
Abstract:

Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013

Positive working relationships (collegial) have received little attention in nursing research.  The lack of a measurement tool for collegiality is a crucial gap in the state of this area of nursing science. The Survey of Collegial Communication (SCC) (Beyer, 1979) was developed to study collegiality among nursing faculty; however, it is unclear if the tool is appropriate for use with staff nurses.  The purpose of this methodological study was to determine content and construct validity of the SCC specifically when employed with acute care bedside staff nurses. The SCC is a 40-item instrument based on Likert’s ideal model of highly effective work groups.  Content validity analysis (CVA) utilized a panel of five experts.  Content validity indices (CVI) were calculated for each item and qualitative comments were considered. The SCC’s eight ‘components’ consist of five items each.  The components are: confidence/trust, teamwork, open communication, mutual help, mutual support, creativity, freedom from threat and friendliness/enjoyment.  Validity of the construct and it’s applicability to staff nurses were studied through two focus groups consisting of bedside staff nurses working in acute care. A structured interview guide aided in gathering staff nurse perceptions of the components of collegiality. Item specific CVA resulted in indices ranging from 0.6-1.  Total scale relevance resulted in a CVI of 1.  As a result of the CVIs and qualitative data, two items were deleted.  Two additional items were created and the wording of twelve items was revised.  Focus group themes clearly matched one of the eight components of the SCC.  Content and construct validity of the SCC have been supported through minor revisions to the instrument.  The instrument is applicable and appropriate for use with acute care bedside staff nurses.  The SCC would benefit from further psychometric testing with a larger sample.
Keywords:
work environment; survey of collegial communication; collegiality
Repository Posting Date:
19-Dec-2013
Date of Publication:
19-Dec-2013
Conference Date:
2013
Conference Name:
42nd Biennial Convention
Conference Host:
Sigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursing
Conference Location:
Indianapolis, Indiana, USA
Description:
42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriott
Note:
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dc.language.isoen_USen_GB
dc.type.categoryAbstracten_GB
dc.typePresentationen_GB
dc.titleCollegiality: Through the Eyes of the Staff Nurseen_GB
dc.contributor.authorMenard, Katherine I.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorMorin, Karen H.en_GB
dc.contributor.authorDean-Baar, Susanen_GB
dc.contributor.departmentNuen_GB
dc.author.detailsKatherine I. Menard, MSN, RN, CCRN, kmenard@nmu.edu; Karen H. Morin, DSN, RN, ANEF, FAAN; Susan Dean-Baar, PhD, RN, FAANen_GB
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/308278-
dc.description.abstract<p>Poster presented on: Saturday, November 16, 2013, Sunday, November 17, 2013</p>Positive working relationships (collegial) have received little attention in nursing research.  The lack of a measurement tool for collegiality is a crucial gap in the state of this area of nursing science. The Survey of Collegial Communication (SCC) (Beyer, 1979) was developed to study collegiality among nursing faculty; however, it is unclear if the tool is appropriate for use with staff nurses.  The purpose of this methodological study was to determine content and construct validity of the SCC specifically when employed with acute care bedside staff nurses. The SCC is a 40-item instrument based on Likert’s ideal model of highly effective work groups.  Content validity analysis (CVA) utilized a panel of five experts.  Content validity indices (CVI) were calculated for each item and qualitative comments were considered. The SCC’s eight ‘components’ consist of five items each.  The components are: confidence/trust, teamwork, open communication, mutual help, mutual support, creativity, freedom from threat and friendliness/enjoyment.  Validity of the construct and it’s applicability to staff nurses were studied through two focus groups consisting of bedside staff nurses working in acute care. A structured interview guide aided in gathering staff nurse perceptions of the components of collegiality. Item specific CVA resulted in indices ranging from 0.6-1.  Total scale relevance resulted in a CVI of 1.  As a result of the CVIs and qualitative data, two items were deleted.  Two additional items were created and the wording of twelve items was revised.  Focus group themes clearly matched one of the eight components of the SCC.  Content and construct validity of the SCC have been supported through minor revisions to the instrument.  The instrument is applicable and appropriate for use with acute care bedside staff nurses.  The SCC would benefit from further psychometric testing with a larger sample.en_GB
dc.subjectwork environmenten_GB
dc.subjectsurvey of collegial communicationen_GB
dc.subjectcollegialityen_GB
dc.date.available2013-12-19T17:29:14Z-
dc.date.issued2013-12-19-
dc.date.accessioned2013-12-19T17:29:14Z-
dc.conference.date2013en_GB
dc.conference.name42nd Biennial Conventionen_GB
dc.conference.hostSigma Theta Tau International, the Honor Society of Nursingen_GB
dc.conference.locationIndianapolis, Indiana, USAen_GB
dc.description42nd Biennial Convention 2013 Theme: Give Back to Move Forward. Held at the JW Marriotten_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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