Date of Award

2010

Publication Type

Master Thesis

Degree Name

M.Sc.

Department

Nursing

First Advisor

Maher El-Masri

Second Advisor

Sharon McMahon

Third Advisor

Francine Schlosser

Keywords

Health and environmental sciences, Education

Rights

info:eu-repo/semantics/openAccess

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to examine the psychometric properties of a newly developed instrument: the Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS). A nonprobability, convenience sample of313 undergraduate nursing students from all four levels of a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BScN) program completed the survey. Face and content validity was determined by a panel of undergraduate nursing students. Exploratory factor analysis was used to determine the construct validity and resulted in four factors (in-class teaching; clinical teaching; the program; and support and resources) which defined undergraduate nursing student satisfaction and accounted for 50% of the variance. The UNSASS was found to have excellent internal consistency reliability with a Cronbach's alpha of .92 for the In-Class Teaching factor, .91 for Clinical Teaching, .91 for The Program, .74 for the Support and Resources and .96 for the entire scale. The test-retest coefficient ranged from .70 to .86.

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