6th World Nursing and Healthcare Conference
Ege University, Turkey
Title: Reliability study of the turkish translation of the stressors in students scale
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Biography: Duygu Bayraktar
Purpose: The aim of this methodological study was to adapt the Stressors in Students Scale into Turkish and to evaluate its psychometric properties for a Turkish nursing student population. Design: The psychometric properties of the scale were examined by collecting data from 309 nursing students in Izmir between 18 March and 26 April 2013. The reliability coefficient of the subscales of the scale is 0.85. The study was approved by the Ethical Committee and written permission was obtained from Nursing Faculty. Permission to use the scale in our study was obtained from Salamonson et al. (2011) by mail. The students were informed about the aim of the study. Results: An exploratory factor analysis identified that the eigenvalues for the two factors of the scale were 25.91 and 23.40; these two factors explained 49.32 % of the variance. A confirmatory factor analysis indicated a sufficient model fit for the construct validity of the scale. Cronbach’s Alpha for the total scale was 0.79, and the Kaiser-Meyer-Olkin Measure of Sampling Adequacy coefficient was 0.76. Conclusion: This instrument can be used to measure stressors in nursing students. Relevance to clinical practice: As stressors can differ in different countries, further studies are needed to test the psychometric properties of this scale in different cultures.