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Title: Applicability of the IWS in Hellenic nursing personnel
Other Titles: Εφαρμογή του εργαλείου IWS σε Ελληνικό Νοσηλευτικό Προσωπικό
Authors: Papathanassoglou, Elizabeth 
Koutrouba, Anna 
Lemonidou, Chryssoula 
Karanikola, Maria 
Keywords: Professional satisfaction;Instruments;Nursing personnel;Reliability;Validity;Validation;Methodology
Category: Health Sciences
Field: Medical and Health Sciences
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Cyprus Nurses & Midwives Association
Source: Cyprus Nursing Chronicles, 2009, Volume 10, Issue 2, Pages 17-30
Abstract: Background: Several international instruments have been employed for the assessment of nurses' professional attitude, including professional satisfaction. However, the number of the validated instruments in the Greek language is limited. Aim: The aim of the present study is to validate the Hellenic version of an international instrument for the assessment of professional satisfaction. Methodology: The IWS scale was translated into the Hellenic language and back-translated into English. A quantitative descriptive methodology with cross-sectional comparisons was implied. Reliability of internal consistency and test-retest reliability were tested. Construct and content validity were assessed by means of exploratory factor analysis with Varimax rotation. Findings: The internal consistency and test-retest reliability of the Hellenic version of the IWS scale were adequate. The sub-scales' internal consistency reliability prompted further investigation. Following appropriate modifications, the factor analysis confirmed the construct validity of all the six sub-scales, as well as of the entire scale. Cronbach 's a values were adequate for all IWS subscales. Conclusions: The modified Hellenic version of the IWS constitutes a reliable and valid instrument for the assessment of professional satisfaction in Hellenic nursing personnel. Triangulation with qualitative data is required for further exploration of the construct validity of the scale.
ISSN: 1450-0795
Type: Article
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