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Examination of Psychometric Characteristics of the Nursing Image Scale Among Nurse Manegers

handan kartal, filiz kantek.

Background: The purpose of this study is adaptation Nursing Image Scale that developed by Tzeng based on stereotypes toward nursing to Turkish and examine its psychometric properties.
Methods: The research has been performed on 194 nurse managers who are employed in nine hospitals. In adaptation of the scale to Turkish language; translation and back translation method is used. In analysis of data; number, percentage, arithmetic average, content validity analysis (expert opinion Kendall’s W analysis), correlation analysis, explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, Cronbach alpha coefficient, and t test analysis are used.
Results: Upon factor analysis, it is found that the scale gathers under 4 factors, KMO value is .849 and Barlett’s χ2 value is 1327.248 (p=.000). It is detected that Cronbach alpha reliability coefficient of the whole sample is .742 and for sub aspects of the scale Factor 1 .779, Factor 2 .841, Factor 3 .893 and Factor 4 .761. These factors were named as Angel of Mercy, Romantic Aspect, Careerist Aspect, Obedient Aspect. In the confirmatory factor analysis, it is found that χ2 = 240.45, df = 113, RMSEA = .077, χ2 / df = 2.12, p = 000, GF .87, AGF is .83.

Conclusion: It is detected that Tzeng’s nursing image scale has sufficient validity and reliability to be used for Turkish nurse managers. It can be recommended nursing image scale use determining nurse managers’ nursing image perceptions and conduct studies to test its validity and reliability in different groups.

Key words: Nurse, Nursing Image, Validity, Reliability, Scale Adaptation.

Article Language: Turkish English

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