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Title: Psychometric Testing of the Greek Version of the Clinical Learning Environment-Teacher (CLES+T)
Authors: Papastavrou, Evridiki 
Dimitriadou, Maria 
Tsangari, Haritini 
Keywords: Clinical learning environment;Nurse education;Psychometric testing;Validation
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: Sep-2015
Publisher: Canadian Center of Science and Education
Source: Global Journal of Health Science, 2015, Volume 8, Issue 5, Pages 59-71
Link: http://www.ccsenet.org/journal/index.php/gjhs/article/view/49573
Abstract: Abstract Clinical practice is an important part of nursing education, and robust instruments are required to evaluate the effectiveness of the hospital setting as a learning environment. The study aim is the psychometric test of the Clinical Learning Environment+Teacher (CLES+T) scale-Greek version. 463 students practicing in acute care hospitals participated in the study. The reliability of the instrument was estimated with Cronbach's alpha coefficients. The construct validity was evaluated using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) with Varimax rotation. Convergent validity was examined by measuring the bivariate correlations between the scale/subscales. Content, validity and semantic equivalence were examined through reviews by a panel of experts. The total scale showed high internal consistency (α=0.95). EFA was identical to the original scale, had eigen values larger than one and explained a total of 67.4% of the variance. The factor with the highest eigen value and the largest percentage of variance explained was "supervisory relationship", with an original eigenvalue of 13.1 (6.8 after Varimax rotation) and an explanation of around 38% of the variance (or 20% after rotation). Convergent validity was examined by measuring the bivariate correlations between the scale and a question that measured the general satisfaction. The Greek version of the CLES+T is a valid and reliable instrument that can be used to examine students' perceptions of the clinical learning environment.
URI: http://ktisis.cut.ac.cy/handle/10488/8515
ISSN: 1916-9736
1916-9744 (Online)
DOI: 10.5539/gjhs.v8n5p59
Rights: © Canadian Center of Science and Education
Type: Article
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