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Developing a comprehensive career development scale for public health nurses in Japan

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Title: Developing a comprehensive career development scale for public health nurses in Japan
Authors: Saeki, Kazuko Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Hirano, Michiyo Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Honda, Hikaru Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Asahara, Kiyomi Browse this author →KAKEN DB
Keywords: career planning and development
comprehensive career development scale
job satisfaction
professional competence
professional identity
public health nurse
Issue Date: 16-Oct-2019
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
Journal Title: Public health nursing
Volume: 37
Issue: 1
Start Page: 135
End Page: 143
Publisher DOI: 10.1111/phn.12673
PMID: 31617246
Abstract: Objectives This study aims to develop a scale that can comprehensively measure public health nurses'(PHNs) career development and to verify the validity and reliability of that scale. Design and samples This study is a cross-sectional investigation. The participants were 1,009 PHNs working in a government facility in Japan. A total of 586 participants who had been working for more than 3 years as PHNs were analyzed. Measurements Anonymous self-response questionnaires included items on professional awareness, practical competency, and job satisfaction. We conducted exploratory factor analysis and confirmatory factor analysis to clarify the construct validity of the scale. The reliability was examined by the Cronbach's alpha coefficient. The validity was examined by an external reference relevant validity and the known-group method. Results The scale was structured with 32 items covering three factors: "community activities, policy, and management," "PHN identity," and "foundations as a PHN." The Cronbach's alpha coefficients were all greater than 0.9. In confirmatory factor analysis, the scale showed acceptable goodness of fit. Conclusions The comprehensive career development scale for PHNs proved its reliability and validity. This scale may be useful to promote PHN identity and competency comprehensively in basic education and in-charge education.
Rights: This is the peer reviewed version of the following article: Saeki, Kazuko, et al. "Developing a comprehensive career development scale for public health nurses in Japan." Public Health Nursing (2019)., which has been published in final form at This article may be used for non-commercial purposes in accordance with Wiley Terms and Conditions for Use of Self-Archived Versions.
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