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International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship

Ed. by Andrusyszyn, Mary-Anne / Cragg, Catherine Elizabeth / Goldenberg, Dolly / Iwasiw, Carroll Louise / Maltby, Hendrika J.

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Nursing Students' Perceptions of Clinical Teachers' Use of Empowering Teaching Behaviours: Instrument Psychometrics and Application

Yolanda Babenko-Mould1 / Carroll L. Iwasiw2 / Mary-Anne Andrusyszyn3 / Heather K. Spence Laschinger4 / Wayne Weston5

1Western University, Canada,

2Western University, Canada,

3Western University, Canada,

4Western University, Canada,

5Western University, Canada,

Citation Information: International Journal of Nursing Education Scholarship. Volume 9, Issue 1, Pages 1–15, ISSN (Online) 1548-923X, DOI: 10.1515/1548-923X.2245, February 2012

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Published Online:
2012-02-23

The authors present findings of 2nd year nursing students’ (N = 352) perceptions of their clinical teachers’ use of empowering teaching behaviours (ETB) and to highlight steps undertaken to establish psychometric properties of the Empowering Teaching Behaviours Questionnaire – Student (ETBQ-S). The authors identify a) the process involved in the adoption of the ETBQ-S, b) ETBQ-S validity procedures completed prior to instrument implementation, c) results of nursing students’ responses to the ETBQ-S, d) criterion validity, and e) ETBQ-S confirmatory factor analysis findings conducted after study completion. The ETBQ-S reliably measures five facets of empowering actions that clinical teachers can employ with nursing students in practice to enhance their confidence, involve them in decision-making and goal setting, make learning meaningful, and help them to become more autonomous nurses.

Keywords: empowering teaching behaviours; psychometrics; clinical teachers; nursing students

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