Acıbadem Üniversitesi Sağlık Bilimleri Dergisi 2019 , Vol 10, Issue 3
A Study of Adapting The Nursing Profession Self-Efficacy Scale To Turkish
Ayşe Kacaroğlu Vicdan1,Ayşe Taştekin2
1Muğla Sıtkı Koçman Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Muğla, Türkiye
2Afyonkarahisar Sağlık Bilimleri Üniversitesi, Sağlık Bilimleri Fakültesi, Hemşirelik Bölümü, Afyonkarahisar, Türkiye
DOI : 10.31067/0.2019.183 Objectives: The Nursing Profession Self-Efficacy Scale that evaluates self-efficacy to cope with professional difficulties was developed and tested by Caruso et al. The aim of this study is to adapt the Nursing Profession Self-Efficacy Scale to Turkish.

Methods: The scale was translated from English to Turkish and then back-translated to English by a group of experts and interpreters. The study was conducted with a total of 205 nurses aged 18 and older working in Afyonkarahisar. Analyses included coverage validity based on an expert opinion, explanatory and confirmatory factor analysis, internal consistency, and invariance analyses.

Results: The scope validity indices for the expert opinion range from 0.90 to 1.00. After the factor analysis, three items from the Professional Situations domain were deleted from the original scale. Four items from Attributes of Caring Situations moved to other dimensions. So, the final Turkish version of the scale consisted of 16 items that were clustered into two subscales: attributes of caring situations (eight items) and professional situations (eight items). The item-total correlation coefficients of the scale ranged from 0.40 to 0.62. The Spearman-Brown and Guttman coefficients of the scale were 0.86. Internal consistency was 0.87.

Conclusion: The results of the psychometric tests demonstrated satisfactory reliability and validity of the instrument for this group of nurses. The instrument which measures the self-efficacy of a nurse to cope with the difficulties of the working environment can be also used to predict nurses" clinical performance. Keywords : Self-Efficacy, nursing profession, adaptation, validity, reliability