Brief Article
Copyright ©2012 Baishideng Publishing Group Co.
World J Methodol. Apr 26, 2012; 2(2): 18-23
Published online Apr 26, 2012. doi: 10.5662/wjm.v2.i2.18
Table 1 Variables, questions, and constructs for the analysis
ConstructQuestion or statement1
Communication effectiveness (CE)
It is easy for personnel here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand
I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding problems encountered at work
I receive appropriate feedback about my performance
My suggestions about safety issues would be acted upon if I expressed them to management
Teamwork (TW)
Staff input is well received in the work area
If it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem in the work setting
Disagreements in the work setting are resolved appropriately
I have the support I need from other personnel
The professional staff here work together as a well-coordinated team
Safety culture (SC)
I would feel safe being taken care of in my work area
Errors or mistakes are handled appropriately in the work area
It is very difficult to discuss errors or mistakes at work
I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any concerns I may have
The culture here makes it easy to learn from the errors of others
Job satisfaction (JS)
I like my job
Working here is like being part of a large family
This is a good place to work
I am proud to work in this place
Morale here is very high
Work pressure (WP)
When my workload becomes excessive, my performance is impaired
I am less effective at work when fatigued
I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations
Fatigue impairs my performance during emergency situations
Collaboration (CO)
I experience good collaboration with other nurses
I experience good collaboration with physicians
I experience good collaboration with other health professionals
Work climate (WC)
Problem personnel are dealt with constructively by management
This hospital does a good job of training new personnel
All the necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me
Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised