Accession Number:

ADA252619

Title:

Measuring Control Over Nursing Practice Among Hospital Staff Nurses

Descriptive Note:

Master thesis,

Corporate Author:

AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

1992-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

114.0

Abstract:

An adequate measure of Control Over Nursing Practice CONP at the organizational level of the nurses work unit, was needed. The purpose of this study was to estimate the reliability and validity of a new unit-level version of an existing CONP scale using a descriptive survey design. A convenience sample of 91 staff Registered Nurses from two urban hospitals voluntarily completed two versions individual-level and unit-level of the CONP scale, and an index of work satisfaction. The intraclass correlation coefficient for the CONP scale was .6567 criterion or - .60, and the internal consistency reliability coefficient was .95. Factor analysis was used to validate the unidimensional structure of the revised scale. The unit-level CONP scale positively impacted on work satisfaction as predicted. Therefore, findings suggest the unit-level CONP scale is a reliable and valid measure of CONP at the organizational level of the nursing unit.

Subject Categories:

  • Administration and Management
  • Medicine and Medical Research
  • Medical Facilities, Equipment and Supplies
  • Statistics and Probability

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE