Background: There is currently no valid measurement tool available to measure the level of job satisfaction among nurse practitioners in Taiwan. The Misener Nurse Practitioner Job Satisfaction Scale (MNPJSS) is widely used in research to measure job satisfaction in various countries.
Purpose: This study develops the Chinese version of the MNPJSS and tests the validity and reliability of the scale in Taiwan.
Methods: This study was a cross-sectional research design. A questionnaire survey was conducted in four hospitals. One hundred and sixty-one nurse practitioners participated in the study. The back translation method was used to translate the MNPJSS from the original English into Traditional Chinese. The Chinese version was then tested for content validity. Tests for internal consistency, test-retest reliability and construct validity were conducted on 161 participants.
Results: Factor analysis identified 6 factors that explained 65.78% of total variance. These six subscales included: challenge/autonomy; benefits/collegiality; professional growth; time; professional, social, and community interaction; and intra-practice partnership. The Cronbach’s α for the Chinese version of MNPJSS was .97. A 2-week interval of test-retest reliability was .90. The Cronbach’s α coefficients in the 6 subscales ranged between .80 and .93.
Conclusion / Implication for Practice: The Chinese version of MNPJSS has good psychometric properties. The scale is recommended as an assessment tool for measuring the job satisfaction of Taiwanese nurse practitioners. Understanding the job satisfaction of nurse practitioners helps employers improve their work environment and intention to stay.
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