Development of the child abuse and neglect reporting self-efficacy questionnaire for nurses

Lee, Pei-Yu, Dunne, Michael P., Chou, Fan-Hao, & Fraser, Jennifer A. (2012) Development of the child abuse and neglect reporting self-efficacy questionnaire for nurses. The Kaohsiung Journal of Medical Sciences, 28(1), pp. 44-53.

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Abstract

Taiwan nurses are mandated to report known or suspected child abuse and neglect (CAN), and self-efficacy is known to have an important influence on professional behaviors. The aim of this study was to develop and test the CAN reporting self-efficacy (CANRSE) scale as a measure of nurses’ self-efficacy to report CAN. A sample of 496 nurses from Southern Taiwanese hospitals used the CANRSE scale. The psychometric evaluation of the scale included content validity, exploratory and confirmatory factor analyses, convergent validity, as well as Cronbach’s α and test−retest reliability. Satisfactory internal consistency (Cronbach’s α = 0.92) and test−retest reliability were demonstrated. Confirmatory factor analysis supported the proposed models as having acceptable model fit. Exploratory factor analysis and regression analyses showed that the CANRSE scale had good construct validity and criterion-related validity, respectively. Convergent validity was tested using the general self-efficacy scale and was found to be satisfactory (r = 0.53). The results indicate the CANRSE is reliable and valid, and further testing of its predictive validity is recommended. It can be used to examine the influence of professional self-efficacy in recognizing and reporting CAN cases and to evaluate the impact of training programs aimed at improving CAN reporting.

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ID Code: 66287
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: Child abuse; Development; Instrument nurse; Self-efficacy
DOI: 10.1016/j.kjms.2011.10.032
ISSN: 1607-551X
Divisions: Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Faculty of Health
Current > Institutes > Institute of Health and Biomedical Innovation
Deposited On: 16 Jan 2014 22:42
Last Modified: 20 Jul 2017 10:01

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