J Korean Acad Soc Nurs Educ.  2019 Feb;25(1):17-26. 10.5977/jkasne.2019.25.1.17.

Validity and Reliability of the Transition Shock Scale for Undergraduate Nursing Students

Affiliations
  • 1Ph.D., School of Nursing, Hanyang University, Korea.
  • 2Associate Professor, School of Nursing, Hanyang University, Korea. ysshin2k@hanyang.ac.kr

Abstract

PURPOSE
This study was conducted to verify the validity and reliability of the modified Transition Shock Scale for use among nursing students.
METHODS
From March 8-April 3, 2018, 207 nursing students participated in this study and were asked to complete self-reported questionnaires, including transition shock, clinical stress, and adapting to clinical practicums. The IBM SPSS Win 18.0 and AMOS 18.0 programs were used for data analysis.
RESULTS
A confirmatory factor analysis supported good convergent and discriminant validities (χ2/df=1.58, TLI=.92, CFI=.95, RMSEA=.053, AVE=.51-.68, CR=.75-.68). Correlations among transition shock, clinical stress (r=.34, p < .001), and adapting to clinical practicums (r=-.54, p < .001) were significant. Cronbach's alpha for the overall scale was .85, and for the six subfactors it ranged from .65 to .75.
CONCLUSION
The findings suggest that the 17-item transition shock questionnaire is an appropriate instrument for measuring nursing students' transition shock with good validity and reliability.

Keyword

Psychological adaptation; Baccalaureate nursing education; Life change events

MeSH Terms

Adaptation, Psychological
Education, Nursing, Baccalaureate
Humans
Life Change Events
Nursing*
Preceptorship
Reproducibility of Results*
Shock*
Statistics as Topic
Students, Nursing*
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