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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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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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Sample profession by % compared with national NHS Scotland workforce (admin = administration staff, ahp = allied health professionals).
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Fig2: Sample profession by % compared with national NHS Scotland workforce (admin = administration staff, ahp = allied health professionals).

Mentions: 1280 people completed the questionnaire in total, a return of over 56%. For data cleaning purposes responses were removed where the questionnaire had only been partially completed. This left a sample of 1193. Full breakdown of the sample by profession is in Table 2. Although profession categories were measured slightly different from national statistics the full sample breakdown was comparable with the NHSScottish national workforce figures [18], suggestive of a nationally representative sample (Figure 2).Table 2


IMatter: validation of the NHS Scotland Employee Engagement Index.

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

Sample profession by % compared with national NHS Scotland workforce (admin = administration staff, ahp = allied health professionals).
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Related In: Results  -  Collection

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Fig2: Sample profession by % compared with national NHS Scotland workforce (admin = administration staff, ahp = allied health professionals).
Mentions: 1280 people completed the questionnaire in total, a return of over 56%. For data cleaning purposes responses were removed where the questionnaire had only been partially completed. This left a sample of 1193. Full breakdown of the sample by profession is in Table 2. Although profession categories were measured slightly different from national statistics the full sample breakdown was comparable with the NHSScottish national workforce figures [18], suggestive of a nationally representative sample (Figure 2).Table 2

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