The Turkish version of the Nursing Students' Perceptions of Instructor Caring Scale: An assessment of psychometric properties

OZAN Y. D., DUMAN M., Cicek O., Boz İ.

PERSPECTIVES IN PSYCHIATRIC CARE, vol.56, no.1, pp.194-200, 2020 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 56 Issue: 1
  • Publication Date: 2020
  • Doi Number: 10.1111/ppc.12411
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, Academic Search Premier, CINAHL, EMBASE, MEDLINE, Psycinfo
  • Page Numbers: pp.194-200
  • Keywords: caring, caring behavior, clinical instructor, NSPIC-Tr, nursing education, nursing student perceptions', LEARNING-ENVIRONMENT, BEHAVIORS, EDUCATION
  • Akdeniz University Affiliated: Yes


Purpose The aim of this study was to determine the psychometric properties of the Turkish version of the Nursing Students' Perceptions of Instructor Caring (NSPIC-Tr) Scale. Design and Methods Methodological study. The sample of this study consisted of 344 nursing students. Findings Its four-factor structure was confirmed with explanatory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) results. The results of CFA showed that the scale's fit index supported the EFA. The scale's Cronbach's alpha internal consistency coefficient had high reliability. Practice Implications NSPIC-Tr is a valid and reliable scale for the assessment of Turkish nursing students' perceptions of instructor caring.