Title

Newly Licensed Nurse Perceived Incivility: A Valid and Reliable Assessment Tool.

Document Type

Article

Publication Date

6-1-2022

Identifier

DOI: 10.1097/NNA.0000000000001161

Abstract

OBJECTIVE: To test the instrument, Nursing Student Perception of Civil and Uncivil Behaviors (NSPCUB) in newly licensed nurses' (NLNs') to create a credible measure of NLNs' perceptions of civil/uncivil behaviors by RNs.

BACKGROUND: Uncivil behaviors in the workplace result in poor morale, absenteeism, and turnover. When targeted toward NLNs, the outcome of these behaviors can affect not only a job but a future career.

METHODS: A convenience sample of NLNs from 3 cohorts completed the modified NSPCUB-NLN 12-item survey. Exploratory factor analysis and reliability statistics were conducted. Concurrent validity was evaluated.

RESULTS: Exploratory factor analysis identified passive and active incivility subscales with high reliability (overall Cronbach's α = 0.917). Participants expressing positive experiences scored higher than those with negative experiences (P < 0.0001), supporting instrument validity.

CONCLUSIONS: This study demonstrated that the NSPCUB-NLN is a valid and reliable instrument for use with NLNs. This will assist nurse leaders in evaluating unit cultures for incivility, guiding interventions for a healthy work environment.

Journal Title

The Journal of nursing administration

Volume

52

Issue

6

First Page

359

Last Page

364

MeSH Keywords

Humans; Incivility; Reproducibility of Results; Students, Nursing; Surveys and Questionnaires; Workplace

Keywords

Incivility; Reproducibility of Results; Nursing Students; Surveys and Questionnaires; Workplace

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