Development of the Nurse Attitude Scale short form: Factor analysis in a large sample of Japanese psychiatric clinical staff
Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
© 2008 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2008 Japanese Society of Psychiatry and Neurology
Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
Volume 62, Issue 3, pages 349–351, June 2008
How to Cite
Katsuki, F., Fukui, S., Niekawa, N., Oshima, I., Setoya, N., Ninomiya, S., Moriyama, A., Uchino, T., Ito, J. and Tsukada, K. (2008), Development of the Nurse Attitude Scale short form: Factor analysis in a large sample of Japanese psychiatric clinical staff. Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences, 62: 349–351. doi: 10.1111/j.1440-1819.2008.01803.x
- Issue published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Article first published online: 28 JUN 2008
- Received 11 July 2007; revised 18 December 2007; accepted 22 December 2007.
- Expressed Emotion;
- Family Attitude Scale;
- Nurse Attitude Scale
The Nurse Attitude Scale (NAS) measures nurses' Expressed Emotion. A short form of the NAS was developed and its reliability and validity examined. After performing factor analysis using 1252 samples, three factors were extracted. Cronbach's α for individual subscales was 0.852 for Hostility, 0.846 for Criticism and 0.645 for Positive Remarks. There was a significant correlation between individual subscales in the NAS short form and corresponding subscale in the Maslach Burnout Inventory (P < 0.001). The NAS short form seems to have acceptable reliability and validity.