Development and validation of the Nursing Workplace

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dc.contributor.author Fairbrother, Greg en_US
dc.contributor.author Jones, Aaron en_US
dc.contributor.author Rivas, Ketty en_US
dc.contributor.editor en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2010-07-13T08:48:53Z
dc.date.available 2010-07-13T08:48:53Z
dc.date.issued 2010 en_US
dc.identifier 2009005815 en_US
dc.identifier.citation Fairbrother Greg, Jones Aaron, and Rivas Ketty 2010, 'Development and validation of the Nursing Workplace', EContent Management, vol. 34, no. 1, pp. 10-18. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 1037-6178 en_US
dc.identifier.other C1 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10453/12569
dc.description.abstract A nursing job satisfaction questionnaire was designed by a project group of nurses seeking a suitable job satisfaction measure to track as an outcome in a large Sydney hospital-wide models of nursing care project. Existing tools were rejected by the group as overly lengthy, US-biased and over-using respondent assessment of the character of the work environment as a proxy for job satisfaction, or happiness at work. A one-page, 14-item tool was developed after instrument reviewing and facilitated groupwork. The tool reduces to three measurable domains: intrinsic, extrinsic and relational job satisfaction. Exploratory factor analysis (n = 220 responses) confirmed the validity of this `three-way? conceptualisation of nursing job satisfaction. Internal consistency analysis on a larger sample of responses (n = 459) yielded high Cronbach's Alpha values for all three domains and for the total overall, suggesting a stable and reliable measure. The NWSQ is short, one page, sensibly worded for Australian conditions and yields scoring against three validated domains. It holds significant potential utility as a standard metric for prospective ward-based or institution-wide performance trending. en_US
dc.language en_US
dc.publisher EContent Management en_US
dc.title Development and validation of the Nursing Workplace en_US
dc.parent Contemporary Nurse en_US
dc.journal.volume 34 en_US
dc.journal.number 1 en_US
dc.publocation Australia en_US
dc.identifier.startpage 10 en_US
dc.identifier.endpage 18 en_US
dc.cauo.name FOH.Faculty of Health en_US
dc.conference Verified OK en_US
dc.for 111000 en_US
dc.personcode 995249 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062653 en_US
dc.personcode 0000062654 en_US
dc.percentage 100 en_US
dc.classification.name Nursing en_US
dc.classification.type FOR-08 en_US
dc.edition en_US
dc.custom en_US
dc.date.activity en_US
dc.location.activity EContent Management Pty Ltd en_US
dc.description.keywords nursing; job satisfaction; questionnaires; models of care; reliability; validity en_US


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