The reliability and validity of three questionnaires: The Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Scale, Simulation Design Scale, and Educational Practices Questionnaire

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  • Purpose: The purpose of this study was to adapt the “Student Satisfaction and Self-Confidence in Learning Scale” (SCLS), “Simulation Design Scale” (SDS), and “Educational Practices Questionnaire” (EPQ) developed by Jeffries and Rizzolo into Turkish and establish the reliability and the validity of these translated scales. Methods: A sample of 87 nursing students participated in this study. These scales were cross-culturally adapted through a process including translation, comparison with original version, back translation, and pretesting. Construct validity was evaluated by factor analysis, and criterion validity was evaluated using the Perceived Learning Scale, Patient Intervention Self-confidence/Competency Scale, and Educational Belief Scale. Findings: Cronbach’s alpha values were found as 0.77–0.85 for SCLS, 0.73–0.86 for SDS, and 0.61–0.86 for EPQ. Conclusions: The results of this study show that the Turkish versions of all scales are validated and reliable measurement tools.
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  • Contemporary Nurse  Journal
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    Author List

  • Unver V; Basak T; Watts P; Gaioso V; Moss J; Tastan S; Iyigun E; Tosun N
  • Start Page

  • 60
  • End Page

  • 74
  • Volume

  • 53
  • Issue

  • 1