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Shohani M, Mousavimoghadam R, nasrolahi A, shahbazi S. Nurses and nursing student's attitude toward professionalism in teaching hospitals in Ilam Medical Sciences University, 2015. Journal title 2018; 1 (1)
URL: http://newresearch.medilam.ac.ir/article-1-267-en.html
Department of Nursing, School of Nursing and Midwifery, Ilam University of Medical sciences, Ilam, Iran
Abstract:   (2917 Views)
Background: Achieving professional identity is one of the research priorities, and considering the importance of professional attitude
among student nurses, it is necessary to identify a scale that is able to measure their achievement in professional attitude.
Objectives: The present study was conducted with the aim of translation and psychometrics of instrument of professional attitude
for student nurses (IPASN) scale.
Methods: In this cross-sectional study, the translation and psychometrics of “instrument of professional attitude for student nurses
scale” was performed based on the model of Wild et al. The third to eighth semester nursing students of Ilam University of Medical
Sciences comprised the research population who were 300 students. After translation and retranslation, the editorial comments
of the scale designer were applied. Then, content validity, face validity, confirmatory factor analysis, internal consistency, and testretest
reliability of the Persian version were calculated. Data were analyzed using SPSS software version 20 and EQS6.1.
Results: The confirmatory factor analysis of the 28-item scale with its 8 sub-scales was confirmed by deleting the statement 7 and
moving the items 10, 15, and 18. The reliability of the internal consistency was calculated to be = 0.89 for the total scale, and (0.89),
(0.45), (0.67), (0.69), (0.69), (0.73), (0.70), and (0.93) for the sub-scales, respectively. Pearson’s correlation coefficient was r = 0.79 for
test-retest reliability (P < 0.005).
Conclusions: This study shows that the modified Persian version of the instrument of professional attitude for student nurses scale
with 27 statements is valid and reliable, and can be used to assess the nursing students towards their professional life.
: Cross sectional | Subject: General
Received: 2015/08/23 | Accepted: 2015/10/20 | Published: 2018/09/29

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