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Psychometric testing of the Leadership and Management Inventory: a tool to measure the skills and abilities of first-line nurse managers.
J Nurs Manag. 2008 Oct; 16(7):784-94.JN

Abstract

AIM

To estimate the validity and reliability of the Leadership and Management Inventory, a tool to measure the skills and abilities of first-line nurse managers.

BACKGROUND

The decision to develop an inventory reflects the need for an instrument that can measure the various skills and abilities first-line nurse managers should possess.

METHOD

Factor analysis was conducted and internal consistency initially estimated on data from 149 registered nurses; a second sample of 197 health care personnel was used to test these results.

RESULTS

Principal component analysis of the first sample resulted in a preferred three-factor solution that explained 65.8% of the variance; Cronbach's alpha coefficient varied between 0.90 and 0.95. Analysis of the second sample also resulted in a three-factor solution that explained 64.2% of the variance; Cronbach's alpha coefficient varied from 0.88 to 0.96. For both samples, the factors were labelled 'interpersonal skills and group management', 'achievement orientation' and 'overall organizational view and political savvy'.

CONCLUSION

Results indicate that estimates of validity and reliability for the Leadership and Management Inventory can be considered acceptable.

IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT

The Leadership and Management Inventory can be used when first-line nurse managers' leadership and management skills and abilities are to be measured.

Authors+Show Affiliations

Centre for Research & Development, Uppsala University, Sweden. beeskt@hig.seNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info availableNo affiliation info available

Pub Type(s)

Journal Article
Validation Study

Language

eng

PubMed ID

19017240

Citation

Skytt, Bernice, et al. "Psychometric Testing of the Leadership and Management Inventory: a Tool to Measure the Skills and Abilities of First-line Nurse Managers." Journal of Nursing Management, vol. 16, no. 7, 2008, pp. 784-94.
Skytt B, Carlsson M, Ljunggren B, et al. Psychometric testing of the Leadership and Management Inventory: a tool to measure the skills and abilities of first-line nurse managers. J Nurs Manag. 2008;16(7):784-94.
Skytt, B., Carlsson, M., Ljunggren, B., & Engström, M. (2008). Psychometric testing of the Leadership and Management Inventory: a tool to measure the skills and abilities of first-line nurse managers. Journal of Nursing Management, 16(7), 784-94. https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00912.x
Skytt B, et al. Psychometric Testing of the Leadership and Management Inventory: a Tool to Measure the Skills and Abilities of First-line Nurse Managers. J Nurs Manag. 2008;16(7):784-94. PubMed PMID: 19017240.
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TY - JOUR T1 - Psychometric testing of the Leadership and Management Inventory: a tool to measure the skills and abilities of first-line nurse managers. AU - Skytt,Bernice, AU - Carlsson,Marianne, AU - Ljunggren,Birgitta, AU - Engström,Maria, PY - 2008/11/20/pubmed PY - 2009/2/27/medline PY - 2008/11/20/entrez SP - 784 EP - 94 JF - Journal of nursing management JO - J Nurs Manag VL - 16 IS - 7 N2 - AIM: To estimate the validity and reliability of the Leadership and Management Inventory, a tool to measure the skills and abilities of first-line nurse managers. BACKGROUND: The decision to develop an inventory reflects the need for an instrument that can measure the various skills and abilities first-line nurse managers should possess. METHOD: Factor analysis was conducted and internal consistency initially estimated on data from 149 registered nurses; a second sample of 197 health care personnel was used to test these results. RESULTS: Principal component analysis of the first sample resulted in a preferred three-factor solution that explained 65.8% of the variance; Cronbach's alpha coefficient varied between 0.90 and 0.95. Analysis of the second sample also resulted in a three-factor solution that explained 64.2% of the variance; Cronbach's alpha coefficient varied from 0.88 to 0.96. For both samples, the factors were labelled 'interpersonal skills and group management', 'achievement orientation' and 'overall organizational view and political savvy'. CONCLUSION: Results indicate that estimates of validity and reliability for the Leadership and Management Inventory can be considered acceptable. IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT: The Leadership and Management Inventory can be used when first-line nurse managers' leadership and management skills and abilities are to be measured. SN - 1365-2834 UR - https://www.unboundmedicine.com/medline/citation/19017240/Psychometric_testing_of_the_Leadership_and_Management_Inventory:_a_tool_to_measure_the_skills_and_abilities_of_first_line_nurse_managers_ L2 - https://doi.org/10.1111/j.1365-2834.2008.00912.x DB - PRIME DP - Unbound Medicine ER -