Parallel and Factor Analysis for Delimiting Items in a Three-Dimensional Construct of Clarity for Nurses

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http://hdl.handle.net/10755/621134
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Article
Level of Evidence:
Cross-Sectional Study
Research Approach:
Advanced Analytics
Title:
Parallel and Factor Analysis for Delimiting Items in a Three-Dimensional Construct of Clarity for Nurses
Author(s):
Felgen, Jayne; Nelson, John W.
Lead Author STTI Affiliation:
Lambda Kappa
Author Details:
Jayne Felgen MPA, RN; John Nelson PhD, MS, RN
Abstract:

Introduction: Clarity of Self, Role and System is a newly developed tool that measures clarity for patient care providers as it relates to self, role and system. The instrument is based on work by Jayne Felgen and Mary Koloroutis. The “Clarity of Self” subscale was derived from another 40-item instrument that was established by Campbell et al. (1996). The other two subscales, “Clarity of Role” and “Clarity of System,” were co-created by the authors.   Aims/Objectives: The purpose of this study is to decrease the number of items that respondents are required to respond to, while maintaining the validity of the construct. Materials & Methods: Parallel analysis and factor analysis were performed by Healthcare Environment using SPSS software 22.0 and Brian O-Connor’s SPSS syntax. Results/Discussion: Four items were removed from the original 29-item survey, resulting in a new 25 item instrument.  It was assumed that more items would be identified as candidates for deletion. However, extensive study of the factor structure revealed this not to be possible. Rather, several items for each dimension of clarity were required to have a valid measure of clarity of self, role and system. Although the authors were disappointed that more items could not be eliminated, this study did provide rigorous analysis for discussion of the results. Most helpful was a discussion of the adequacy of this instrument to measure clarity as it was originally articulated by Felgen and Koloroutis. Conclusion: This item reduction study did not completely provide its intent, but it did reveal that a re-specification of the measure of clarity is warranted. Items need to be added for both “Clarity of Role” and “Clarity of System.” Additionally, a new subscale for measuring clarity of self will need to be developed to more precisely measure the theory of clarity as proposed by Felgen and Koloroutis.

Keywords:
Clarity of Role; Clarity of Self; Clarity of System; Parallel Analysis; Factor Analysis
MeSH:
Surveys and Questionnaires
CINAHL Headings:
Surveys--Evaluation; Self Assessment; Nursing Role--Evaluation; Health Care Delivery--Evaluation
Repository Posting Date:
21-Oct-2016
Date of Publication:
21-Oct-2016
Note:
This work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.

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dc.language.isoen_USen
dc.type.categoryFull-texten
dc.formatText-based Documenten
dc.typeArticleen
dc.evidence.levelCross-Sectional Studyen
dc.research.approachAdvanced Analyticsen
dc.titleParallel and Factor Analysis for Delimiting Items in a Three-Dimensional Construct of Clarity for Nursesen_US
dc.contributor.authorFelgen, Jayneen
dc.contributor.authorNelson, John W.en
dc.contributor.departmentLambda Kappaen
dc.author.detailsJayne Felgen MPA, RN; John Nelson PhD, MS, RNen
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10755/621134-
dc.description.abstract<p><strong>Introduction:</strong> <em>Clarity of Self, Role and System </em>is a newly developed tool that measures clarity for patient care providers as it relates to self, role and system. The instrument is based on work by Jayne Felgen and Mary Koloroutis. The “Clarity of Self” subscale was derived from another 40-item instrument that was established by Campbell et al. (1996). The other two subscales, “Clarity of Role” and “Clarity of System,” were co-created by the authors.  <strong> Aims/Objectives: </strong>The purpose of this study is to decrease the number of items that respondents are required to respond to, while maintaining the validity of the construct. <strong>Materials & Methods: </strong>Parallel analysis and factor analysis were performed by Healthcare Environment using SPSS software 22.0 and Brian O-Connor’s SPSS syntax. <strong>Results/Discussion: </strong>Four items were removed from the original 29-item survey, resulting in a new 25 item instrument.  It was assumed that more items would be identified as candidates for deletion. However, extensive study of the factor structure revealed this not to be possible. Rather, several items for each dimension of clarity were required to have a valid measure of clarity of self, role and system. Although the authors were disappointed that more items could not be eliminated, this study did provide rigorous analysis for discussion of the results. Most helpful was a discussion of the adequacy of this instrument to measure clarity as it was originally articulated by Felgen and Koloroutis. <strong>Conclusion: </strong>This item reduction study did not completely provide its intent, but it did reveal that a re-specification of the measure of clarity is warranted. Items need to be added for both “Clarity of Role” and “Clarity of System.” Additionally, a new subscale for measuring clarity of self will need to be developed to more precisely measure the theory of clarity as proposed by Felgen and Koloroutis.</p>en
dc.subjectClarity of Roleen
dc.subjectClarity of Selfen
dc.subjectClarity of Systemen
dc.subjectParallel Analysisen
dc.subjectFactor Analysisen
dc.subject.meshSurveys and Questionnairesen
dc.subject.cinahlSurveys--Evaluationen
dc.subject.cinahlSelf Assessmenten
dc.subject.cinahlNursing Role--Evaluationen
dc.subject.cinahlHealth Care Delivery--Evaluationen
dc.date.available2016-10-21T14:09:31Z-
dc.date.issued2016-10-21-
dc.date.accessioned2016-10-21T14:09:31Z-
dc.description.noteThis work has been approved through a peer-review process prior to its posting in the Virginia Henderson Global Nursing e-Repository.-
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