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Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in hospitals

Journal Article


Abstract


  • Aim: To report an assessment of the psychometric properties of the Professional Practice Environment (PPE) scale in a sample of Australian nurse educators in acute care hospitals. Background: Although nurse educators are important in an enabling work environment, there has been no reported exploration of their satisfaction with work in acute care hospitals. Discussion: The factor structure and internal consistency of the PPE scale were consistent with Erickson's eight-factor model of the items, indicating the appropriateness of the scale as an assessment tool to measure the PPE of nurse educators. Conclusion: The PPE scale is useful for monitoring the work environment of nurse educators in clinical practice and the environmental effects influencing their recruitment, retention and job satisfaction. Implications for practice: This work may inform the development of integrated professional practice environments where the professional practice and workplace satisfaction of nurse educators are optimised, influencing safe, quality patient care.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Sayers, J. M., Salamonson, Y., DiGiacomo, M., & Davidson, P. M. (2016). Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in hospitals. Nurse Researcher, 23(4), 14-18. doi:10.7748/nr.23.4.14.s4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84963571268

Start Page


  • 14

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication


Abstract


  • Aim: To report an assessment of the psychometric properties of the Professional Practice Environment (PPE) scale in a sample of Australian nurse educators in acute care hospitals. Background: Although nurse educators are important in an enabling work environment, there has been no reported exploration of their satisfaction with work in acute care hospitals. Discussion: The factor structure and internal consistency of the PPE scale were consistent with Erickson's eight-factor model of the items, indicating the appropriateness of the scale as an assessment tool to measure the PPE of nurse educators. Conclusion: The PPE scale is useful for monitoring the work environment of nurse educators in clinical practice and the environmental effects influencing their recruitment, retention and job satisfaction. Implications for practice: This work may inform the development of integrated professional practice environments where the professional practice and workplace satisfaction of nurse educators are optimised, influencing safe, quality patient care.

Publication Date


  • 2016

Citation


  • Sayers, J. M., Salamonson, Y., DiGiacomo, M., & Davidson, P. M. (2016). Validation of the professional practice environment scale in nurse educators in hospitals. Nurse Researcher, 23(4), 14-18. doi:10.7748/nr.23.4.14.s4

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-84963571268

Start Page


  • 14

End Page


  • 18

Volume


  • 23

Issue


  • 4

Place Of Publication