J Korean Acad Nurs Adm.  2016 Jan;22(1):99-108. 10.11111/jkana.2016.22.1.99.

Development of Nursing Workplace Spirituality Instrument: Confirmatory Factor Analysis

Affiliations
  • 1Department of Nursing, Sahmyook Health University College, Korea.
  • 2Department of Nursing, Sahmyook University, Korea. kohms@syu.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
The purpose of this study was to develop a nursing workplace spirituality instrument.
METHODS
Using 44 preliminary items which were developed in a former study, a survey was done with 469 nurses working in 2 city general hospitals. Data were collected from September 19 to October 10, 2014 and were analyzed using statistical packages SPSS 18.0 and AMOS 18.0.
RESULTS
The finalized Nursing Workplace Spirituality instrument consisted of 32 items and 6 sub factors: meaning of nursing, relationship with colleagues, transcendency through nursing service, inner self, interaction between the workplace environments, and harmony between individual and organization. A seven-point Likert scale was employed, and achieving a higher score in a particular factor and sum of all scores indicated high factor and Nursing Workplace Spirituality.
CONCLUSION
Findings indicate that with this instrument, it is possible to understand nursing organization's workplace spirituality. Therefore this instrument is recommended for use in hospitals.

Keyword

Nurses; Spirituality; Workplace

MeSH Terms

Factor Analysis, Statistical*
Hospitals, General
Nursing Services
Nursing*
Spirituality*
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