Instrument of Professional Attitude for Student Nurses (IPASN): A confirmatory factor analytic study

ÇELİK B., Karadag A., Hisar F.

NURSE EDUCATION TODAY, vol.32, no.5, pp.497-500, 2012 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 32 Issue: 5
  • Publication Date: 2012
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nedt.2011.06.008
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus
  • Page Numbers: pp.497-500
  • Gazi University Affiliated: Yes


The purpose of this study is to confirm the indentified factor structure of the Instrument of Professional Attitude for Student Nurses (IPASN) developed by Hisar et al. (2010). Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed using 1039 voluntary students from 23 schools which were randomly selected from institutions offering an undergraduate education in nursing in the 2009-10 academic year in Turkey. The CFA yielded high fit indices, thus confirming the factor structure of the IPASN with 28 items and 8 factors. The IPASN was found to be appropriate, both theoretically and statistically. Due to these results, it is recommended that the IPASN scale could be used in future studies in Turkey. It is also recommended that the scale could be adapted and used in other cultures. (C) 2011 Elsevier Ltd. All rights reservd.