Get 20M+ Full-Text Papers For Less Than $1.50/day. Start a 14-Day Trial for You or Your Team.

Learn More →

Development of the practice environment scale of the nursing work index † ‡

Development of the practice environment scale of the nursing work index † ‡ Five subscales were derived from the Nursing Work Index (NWI) to measure the hospital nursing practice environment, using 1985–1986 nurse data from 16 magnet hospitals. The NWI comprises organizational characteristics of the original magnet hospitals. The psychometric properties of the subscales and a composite measure were established. All measures were highly reliable at the nurse and hospital levels. Construct validity was supported by higher scores of nurses in magnet versus nonmagnet hospitals. Confirmatory analyses of contemporary data from 11,636 Pennsylvania nurses supported the subscales. The soundness of the new measures is supported by their theoretical and empirical foundations, conceptual integrity, psychometric strength, and generalizability. The measures could be used to study how the practice environment influences nurse and patient outcomes. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 25:176–188, 2002 http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Research in Nursing & Health Wiley

Development of the practice environment scale of the nursing work index † ‡

Research in Nursing & Health , Volume 25 (3) – Jun 1, 2002

Loading next page...
 
/lp/wiley/development-of-the-practice-environment-scale-of-the-nursing-work-0jR7CTNz6y

References (27)

Publisher
Wiley
Copyright
Copyright © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc.
ISSN
0160-6891
eISSN
1098-240X
DOI
10.1002/nur.10032
pmid
12015780
Publisher site
See Article on Publisher Site

Abstract

Five subscales were derived from the Nursing Work Index (NWI) to measure the hospital nursing practice environment, using 1985–1986 nurse data from 16 magnet hospitals. The NWI comprises organizational characteristics of the original magnet hospitals. The psychometric properties of the subscales and a composite measure were established. All measures were highly reliable at the nurse and hospital levels. Construct validity was supported by higher scores of nurses in magnet versus nonmagnet hospitals. Confirmatory analyses of contemporary data from 11,636 Pennsylvania nurses supported the subscales. The soundness of the new measures is supported by their theoretical and empirical foundations, conceptual integrity, psychometric strength, and generalizability. The measures could be used to study how the practice environment influences nurse and patient outcomes. © 2002 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 25:176–188, 2002

Journal

Research in Nursing & HealthWiley

Published: Jun 1, 2002

There are no references for this article.