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IMatter: validation of the NHS Scotland Employee Engagement Index.

Snowden A, MacArthur E - BMC Health Serv Res (2014)

Bottom Line: Factor analysis revealed a four-factor structure consistent with the following interpretation: iMatter showed evidence of high reliability and validity.It is a popular measure of staff engagement in NHS Scotland.Implications for practice focus on the importance of coproduction in psychometric development.

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ABSTRACT

Background: Employee engagement is a fundamental component of quality healthcare. In order to provide empirical data of engagement in NHS Scotland an Employee Engagement Index was co-constructed with staff. 'iMatter' consists of 25 Likert questions developed iteratively from the literature and a series of validation events with NHS Scotland staff. The aim of this study was to test the face, content and construct validity of iMatter.

Methods: Cross sectional survey of NHS Scotland staff. In January 2013 iMatter was sent to 2300 staff across all disciplines in NHS Scotland. 1280 staff completed it. Demographic data were collected. Internal consistency of the scale was calculated. Construct validity consisted of concurrent application of factor analysis and Rasch analysis. Face and content validity were checked using 3 focus groups.

Results: The sample was representative of the NHSScotland population. iMatter showed very strong reliability (α = 0.958). Factor analysis revealed a four-factor structure consistent with the following interpretation:

Conclusions: iMatter showed evidence of high reliability and validity. It is a popular measure of staff engagement in NHS Scotland. Implications for practice focus on the importance of coproduction in psychometric development.

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Co-construction process of iMatter.
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Fig1: Co-construction process of iMatter.

Mentions: Each iMatter item is therefore grounded in the policy, literature and experience of staff engagement and was co-constructed throughout with NHS Scotland staff (Figure 1). Scotland is the only country in the world to have developed such a systematic measure in this inclusive manner. This paper describes the psychometric validation of the final iteration of this questionnaire.Figure 1


IMatter: validation of the NHS Scotland Employee Engagement Index.

Snowden A, MacArthur E - BMC Health Serv Res (2014)

Co-construction process of iMatter.
© Copyright Policy - open-access
Related In: Results  -  Collection

License 1 - License 2
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getmorefigures.php?uid=PMC4230359&req=5

Fig1: Co-construction process of iMatter.
Mentions: Each iMatter item is therefore grounded in the policy, literature and experience of staff engagement and was co-constructed throughout with NHS Scotland staff (Figure 1). Scotland is the only country in the world to have developed such a systematic measure in this inclusive manner. This paper describes the psychometric validation of the final iteration of this questionnaire.Figure 1

Bottom Line: Factor analysis revealed a four-factor structure consistent with the following interpretation: iMatter showed evidence of high reliability and validity.It is a popular measure of staff engagement in NHS Scotland.Implications for practice focus on the importance of coproduction in psychometric development.

View Article: PubMed Central - PubMed

ABSTRACT

Background: Employee engagement is a fundamental component of quality healthcare. In order to provide empirical data of engagement in NHS Scotland an Employee Engagement Index was co-constructed with staff. 'iMatter' consists of 25 Likert questions developed iteratively from the literature and a series of validation events with NHS Scotland staff. The aim of this study was to test the face, content and construct validity of iMatter.

Methods: Cross sectional survey of NHS Scotland staff. In January 2013 iMatter was sent to 2300 staff across all disciplines in NHS Scotland. 1280 staff completed it. Demographic data were collected. Internal consistency of the scale was calculated. Construct validity consisted of concurrent application of factor analysis and Rasch analysis. Face and content validity were checked using 3 focus groups.

Results: The sample was representative of the NHSScotland population. iMatter showed very strong reliability (α = 0.958). Factor analysis revealed a four-factor structure consistent with the following interpretation:

Conclusions: iMatter showed evidence of high reliability and validity. It is a popular measure of staff engagement in NHS Scotland. Implications for practice focus on the importance of coproduction in psychometric development.

No MeSH data available.


Related in: MedlinePlus