The "caring experience": testing the psychometric properties of the Caring Efficacy Scale

Reid, Carol L., Courtney, Mary D., Anderson, Debra J., & Hurst, Cameron P. (2015) The "caring experience": testing the psychometric properties of the Caring Efficacy Scale. International Journal of Nursing Practice, 21(6), pp. 904-912.

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The purpose of the study was to undertake rigorous psychometric testing of the Caring Efficacy Scale in a sample of Registered Nurses. A cross-sectional survey of 2000 registered nurses was undertaken. The Caring Efficacy Scale was utilised to inform the psychometric properties of the selected items of the Caring Efficacy Scale. Cronbach’s Alpha identified reliability of the data. Exploratory Factor Analysis and Confirmatory Factor Analysis were undertaken to validate the factors. Confirmatory factor analysis confirmed the development of two factors; Confidence to Care and Doubts and Concerns. The Caring Efficacy Scale has undergone rigorous psychometric testing, affording evidence of internal consistency and goodness-of-fit indices within satisfactory ranges. The Caring Efficacy Scale is valid for use in an Australian population of registered nurses. The scale can be used as a subscale or total score reflective of self-efficacy in nursing. This scale may assist nursing educators to predict levels of caring efficacy.

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ID Code: 63519
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Caring, efficacy, nurses, validity, reliability
DOI: 10.1111/ijn.12327
ISSN: 1440-172X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES (110000) > NURSING (111000)
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Current > Schools > School of Nursing
Current > Schools > School of Public Health & Social Work
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2014 Wiley Publishing Asia Pty Ltd
Deposited On: 21 Oct 2013 22:24
Last Modified: 06 Dec 2016 04:06

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