Development and Psychometric Testing of a Measure to Evaluate Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students
Graduate School of Nursing
Medical Education | Nursing | Psychiatry and Psychology
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.
instrument development, nursing education, faculty engagement, underrepresented minority nursing students
DOI of Published Version
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 of nursing measurement
Moreau PJ, Sullivan-Bolyai S, Ndiwane AN, Jaffarian CA. (2017). Development and Psychometric Testing of a Measure to Evaluate Faculty Engagement With Underrepresented Minority Nursing Students. Graduate School of Nursing Publications. https://doi.org/10.1891/1061-3749.25.2.E108. Retrieved from https://escholarship.umassmed.edu/gsn_pp/55