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The development of a questionnaire for evaluating process-oriented group supervision during nursing education
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
Halmstad University, School of Social and Health Sciences (HOS), Centre of Research on Welfare, Health and Sport (CVHI).
The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Department of Primary Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden.
The Sahlgrenska Academy at Göteborg University, Department of Primary Health Care, Göteborg, Sweden.
2008 (English)In: Nurse Education in Practice, ISSN 1471-5953, E-ISSN 1873-5223, Vol. 8, no 2, p. 88-93Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

The benefits of process-oriented group supervision are difficult to evaluate, as the validity and reliability of the existing instruments have been questioned. The aim was to develop and test the psychometric properties of a questionnaire in order to evaluate the effects of process-oriented group supervision on nursing students during their three-year nursing education. A 55-item Process-oriented Group Supervision Questionnaire (PGSQ) with a developmental design was formulated on the basis of a literature review and the expectations of nursing students who participated in a three-year nursing education programme (N = 176). Construct validity and internal consistency reliability were tested at the end of each study year: year 1 (T1), year 2 (T2), and year 3 (T3) by means of exploratory factor analysis and Cronbach’s coefficient. An adequate explorative factor analysis (principal component analysis, varimax rotation) with an Eigenvalue >1.0 and factor loadings >0.40, reduced the questionnaire to 18 items comprising three factors labelled educative, supportive and developmental, which explained 60.2% at T1, 71.8% at T2, and 69.3% at T3 of the total cumulative variance. The corresponding Cronbach’s coefficient figures were 0.89 (T1), 0.94 (T2) and 0.93 (T3). The 18-item PGSQ is considered to be a short and useful tool due to its satisfactory validity and reliability figures.

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Amsterdam: Elsevier, 2008. Vol. 8, no 2, p. 88-93
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Nursing student, Questionnaires, Reliability, Supervision, Validity
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Nursing
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URN: urn:nbn:se:hh:diva-1330DOI: 10.1016/j.nepr.2007.04.006PubMedID: 18291325Scopus ID: 2-s2.0-39149126319Local ID: 2082/1709OAI: oai:DiVA.org:hh-1330DiVA, id: diva2:238548
Available from: 2008-04-16 Created: 2008-04-16 Last updated: 2018-03-23Bibliographically approved

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