Open Access Research Article Article ID: ANPC-2-110

    A Study of Reliability and Validity an Attitude Scale towards Simulation- Based Education

    Gul Pinar*, Gokce Banu Acar and Adnan Kan

    Aim: The aim of the current study was to develop a scale to measure the attitudes of nursing students towards simulation-based education.

    Method: In the 2014-2015 academic years, a total of 165 nursing students participated to the study in Ankara from 8 nursing schools. The Scale consisted of 38 items to be graded by 5 point Likert type. Cronbach alpha internal reliabilit, Kendall W test, Kaiser Meyer Olkin test, Barlett’s test and exploratory factor analysis were used to analyze the validity and reliability o the scale.

    Results: The Scale consisted of 38 items to be graded by 5 point Likert type. The result of the analysis provided four factors structure for the scale. (1. satisfaction – self-confidence, 2. clinical competency – self-efficacy, 3. seriousness - fidelity, 4. barriers – difficulties). Corrected item-total correlation values of the scale items varied between 0.59-0.76. The reliability coefficient was found as Crα=0.72. It was determined that the scale could categorize students for their attitude levels (p<0.001).

    Conclusion: Findings of the research indicate that the scale has good psychometric properties.

    Keywords: Simulation-based education; Validation; Reliability; Attitude

    Published on: Jul 5, 2016 Pages: 28-31

    Full Text PDF Full Text HTML DOI: 10.17352/anpc.000010
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