Turkish Version of the Student Nurse Stress Index: Validity and Reliability

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Sarikoc G., Bayram Demiralp M., Oksuz E., Pazar B.

Asian Nursing Research, vol.11, no.2, pp.128-133, 2017 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 11 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2017
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.anr.2017.05.006
  • Journal Name: Asian Nursing Research
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.128-133
  • Keywords: education, nursing, students, CLINICAL-PRACTICE, STRATEGIES, SUPPORT
  • Lokman Hekim University Affiliated: No


© 2017Purpose This study aimed to adapt the Student Nurse Stress Index (SNSI) for the Turkish nursing students and investigate its psychometric properties. Methods Research was conducted with 152 volunteer female students who attended a university college in Ankara, Turkey. Test-retest reliability was investigated for the scale internal consistency (Cronbach α) and stability. Also, content validity and construct validity of the SNSI were assessed. In order to determine the construct validity of SNSI, Uygulamalı Çok Değişkenli İstatistiksel Yöntemler and confirmatory factor analysis was conducted. Results The Turkish version of SNSI with 15 items comprised four factors (academic load, clinical concerns, personal problems, interface worries). The content validity index (CVI) score was.97. Factor loadings of Turkish version of SNSI varied between.532 and.868. The “personal problems” subscale explained 19.01% of the variance; “clinical concerns” explained 18.51%; “interface worries” explained 15.32%; “academic load” explained 14.14%. The total variance explained was 66.99%. CFA results (χ2/SD, GFI, CFI, TLI, IFI, RMSEA and SRMR) were acceptable and in good agreement. The internal consistency coefficient of the SNSI was.86. Conclusion Results showed that the SNSI had a satisfactory level of reliability and validity in nursing students in Turkey. Multicenter studies including nursing students from different nursing schools are recommended for the SNSI to be generalized.