Translation and psychometric evaluation of the Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS)

Pardis Rahmatpour, Hamid Sharif Nia, Mansoureh Ashghali Farahani, Kelly A. Allen

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Abstract

Background and Purpose
Measuring student satisfaction among nursing students is necessary for academic institute. This study aimed to validate and measure the reliability of the Persian version of the Undergraduate Nursing Student Academic Satisfaction Scale (UNSASS).

Methods
This study was conducted on 437 undergraduate nursing students from September to December 2019. Face, content, construct validity (exploratory and confirmatory factor analysis), and reliability of the UNSASS were assessed.

Results
The results of exploratory factor analysis showed that the Persian version of the UNSASS was composed of three factors: university, clinical, and faculty, which explained 41.77% of the overall variance.

Conclusions
The research revealed that the Persian version of the UNSASS has acceptable validity and reliability, which can be used to measure the academic satisfaction of undergraduate nursing students.
Original languageEnglish
Number of pages16
JournalJournal of Nursing Measurement
DOIs
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2021
Externally publishedYes

Keywords

  • academic satisfaction
  • confirmatory factor analysis
  • nursing student
  • student satisfaction
  • undergraduate student

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