Developing scale for colleague solidarity among nurses in Turkey

Authors

  • Esin Cetinkaya Uslusoy PhD,

    Research Assistant, Corresponding author
    • Division of Nursing, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Health Sciences, Isparta, Turkey
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  • Sule Ecevit Alpar PhD

    Professor
    1. Division of Nursing, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Marmara University Faculty of Health Sciences, Istanbul, Turkey
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Correspondence: Esin Cetinkaya Uslusoy, Division of Nursing, Department of Fundamentals of Nursing, Süleyman Demirel University Faculty of Health Sciences, Doğu Kampüsü, Isparta 32000, Turkey. Email: esinctnky@mynet.com; esinuslusoy@sdu.edu.tr

Abstract

There is a need for an appropriate instrument to measure colleague solidarity among nurses. This study was carried out to develop a Colleague Solidarity of Nurses' Scale (CSNS). This study was planned to be descriptive and methodological. The CSNS examined content validity, construct validity, test–retest reliability and internal consistency reliability. The trial form of the CSNS, which was composed of 44 items, was given to 200 nurses, followed by validity and reliability analyses. Following the analyses, 21 items were excluded from the scale, leaving an attitude scale made up of 23 items. Factor analysis of the data showed that the scale has a three sub-factor structure: emotional solidarity, academic solidarity and negative opinions about solidarity. The Cronbach's alpha reliability of the whole scale was 0.80. This study provides evidence that the CSNS possesses robust solidarity among nurses.

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