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Keywords:

  • nurse;
  • work/job satisfaction;
  • HHNJS;
  • homecare;
  • instrument development and validation

Abstract

The purpose of this study was to refine the psychometric properties of the Home Healthcare Nurses' Job Satisfaction Scale (HHNJS). A theoretical model of job satisfaction had been used to develop the 30-item HHNJS, representing nine components of job satisfaction. Psychometric properties suggested the need for further refinement. Revised items and construct definitions were subjected to psychometric testing with 2,274 home healthcare nurses. Eight independent subscales consistent with the theoretical model were validated by factor analysis. Estimated internal consistency reliability of six of the eight subscales was improved. Results suggest that the refined HHNJS has potential for improving retention through accurate measurement of job satisfaction of home health care nurses. © 2008 Wiley Periodicals, Inc. Res Nurs Health 31:152–164, 2008