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Development of an instrument to measure caring peer group interactions

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dc.contributor Wichita State University. School of Nursing en_US
dc.contributor.author Hughes, Linda C. en_US
dc.date.accessioned 2012-02-28T20:26:09Z
dc.date.available 2012-02-28T20:26:09Z
dc.date.issued 1998-05 en_US
dc.identifier 9605193 en_US
dc.identifier 7705432 en_US
dc.identifier.citation The Journal of nursing education. 1998 May; 37(5): 202-7. en_US
dc.identifier.issn 0148-4834 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://search.proquest.com/docview/79901345?accountid=15042 en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/10057/4533
dc.description The full text of this article is not available in SOAR. WSU users can access the article via commercial databases licensed by University Libraries: http://libcat.wichita.edu/vwebv/holdingsInfo?bibId=1329463. The URL of this article is: http://search.proquest.com/docview/79901345?accountid=15042. en_US
dc.description.abstract The purpose of this study was to develop psychometric properties of the Peer Group Caring Interaction Scale (PGCIS) designed to measure caring during informal peer interactions as experienced by undergraduate nursing students. The PGCIS has two subscales that address caring peer behaviors and interactional events during which students assist their peers in the resolution of specific needs. PGCIS psychometric properties were developed using data from 873 junior students enrolled at 87 BSN schools of nursing. Internal consistency reliability was demonstrated for the 9-item Caring Behaviors and the 7-item Giving Assistance subscales with a coefficient alpha of .91 for each. Findings from an exploratory factor analysis supported the two subscale structure of the PGCIS. The PGCIS scores correlated positively with scores on the Intimacy subscale of the Organization Climate Description Questionnaire (OCDQ) and the Peer Group Interaction Scale and inversely with scores on the OCDQ Disengagement subscale. The findings from this study provide beginning support for the PCGIS as a valid and reliable approach to the measurement of caring in academic settings. Additional studies are recommended to continue the psychometric evaluation of this instrument. en_US
dc.format.extent 202-7 en_US
dc.language.iso eng en_US
dc.publisher Slack en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries The Journal of Nursing Education en_US
dc.relation.ispartofseries J Nurs Educ en_US
dc.source NLM en_US
dc.subject Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't en_US
dc.subject.mesh Adult en_US
dc.subject.mesh Empathy en_US
dc.subject.mesh Factor Analysis, Statistical en_US
dc.subject.mesh Female en_US
dc.subject.mesh Humans en_US
dc.subject.mesh Likelihood Functions en_US
dc.subject.mesh Male en_US
dc.subject.mesh Middle Aged en_US
dc.subject.mesh Peer Group en_US
dc.subject.mesh Psychometrics/methods en_US
dc.subject.mesh Reproducibility of Results en_US
dc.subject.mesh Students, Nursing/psychology en_US
dc.title Development of an instrument to measure caring peer group interactions en_US
dc.type Article en_US
dc.coverage.spacial United States en_US
dc.description.version peer reviewed en_US
dc.rights.holder Copyright © Slack en_US

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