Title : Achieving mutual benefits in nursing academic-service partnership: A scale developmental and psychometric evaluation
To develop and assess the psychometric properties of the achieving mutual benefits scale in nursing academic-service partnership. The first step taken for the establishment and continuation of successful academic-service partnership is the identification of mutual benefits of partners involved. The rate of achievement of these benefits reflects the success rate of the partnership program. The current methodological study went through three consecutive phases. In the first phase, the concept of mutual benefits in nursing academic-service partnership was defined and analyzed by the hybrid model approach. In the second phase, an item pool was generated by the findings of the first phase. Finally, the psychometric properties of the scale were evaluated in the third phase. The achieving mutual benefits scale in nursing academic-service partnership manifested excellent content validity. Exploratory factor analysis supported a six factor with an explained variance of 59.06%. The Cronbach’s α values of the scale ranged from 0.77 to 0.93. The content validity index of 0.97, and internal consistency of 0.76 were obtained for the final scale. The findings of this study showed that mutual benefits in nursing academic-service partnership have different dimensions in the fields of nursing education, research and services, and it is necessary to consider all these dimensions in organizing partnership programs as well as assessing the success of these programs.
Audience Take Away Notes:
• Nursing mangers can assess extent of achievement the mutual benefits in nursing academic-service partnership by designed scale in this study.
• Clinical manager can redesign their partnership with a new look by results obtained from the scale.
• All aspects of academic-service partnership can be considered carefully by using a valid scale like this.