Title

Development and Psychometric Testing of a Measure to Evaluate Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students

UMMS Affiliation

Graduate School of Nursing

Publication Date

8-1-2017

Document Type

Article

Disciplines

Medical Education | Nursing | Psychiatry and Psychology

Abstract

BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to develop a reliable and valid measure of faculty response patterns to the needs of underrepresented minority (URM) nursing students.

METHODS: A mixed-method approach.

RESULTS: The 10-item scale was found to be valid (content validity index [CVI] = .81) and reliable (Cronbach's alpha = .81). Principle component factor analysis with varimax rotation yielded a 3-factor solution that explained 66% of the variance in faculty engagement with URM students. The Cronbach's alpha for the 3 factors ranged from .72 to .78. Higher scores were associated with older faculty who had been teaching longer and had more experience teaching URM students.

CONCLUSION AND IMPLICATIONS: The results of the study provide preliminary evidence for the internal consistency and content, criterion-related, and construct validity of the scale.

Keywords

instrument development, nursing education, faculty engagement, underrepresented minority nursing students

DOI of Published Version

10.1891/1061-3749.25.2.E108

Source

J Nurs Meas. 2017 Aug 1;25(2):108-129. doi: 10.1891/1061-3749.25.2.E108. Link to article on publisher's site

Journal/Book/Conference Title

Journal of nursing measurement

Comments

Paula J. Moreau undertook this study as a doctoral student (view her dissertation) in the Graduate School of Nursing at UMass Medical School.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

28789743

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