Newly Licensed Nurse Perceived Incivility: A Valid and Reliable Assessment Tool.
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.
The Journal of nursing administration
Humans; Incivility; Reproducibility of Results; Students, Nursing; Surveys and Questionnaires; Workplace
Incivility; Reproducibility of Results; Nursing Students; Surveys and Questionnaires; Workplace
Agee E, Boots BK, Cantu C, et al. Newly Licensed Nurse Perceived Incivility: A Valid and Reliable Assessment Tool. J Nurs Adm. 2022;52(6):359-364. doi:10.1097/NNA.0000000000001161