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Health and environmental sciences, Education
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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.
Dennison, Susan, "Exploring the psychometric properties of the newly-developed Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale" (2010). Electronic Theses and Dissertations. 7924.