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Record number 448528
Title The development and validation of a five-factor model of Sources of Self-Efficacy in clinical nursing education
Author(s) Gloudemans, H.; Reynaert, W.; Schalk, R.; Braeken, J.
Source Journal of Nursing Education and Practice 3 (2013). - ISSN 1925-4040 - p. 80 - 87.
DOI http://dx.doi.org/10.5430/jnep.v3n3p80
Department(s) Education and Competence Studies
WASS
Publication type Refereed Article in a scientific journal
Publication year 2013
Abstract Background: The aim of this study is to validate a newly developed nurses' self-efficacy sources inventory. We test the validity of a five-dimensional model of sources of self-efficacy, which we contrast with the traditional four-dimensional model based on Bandura’s theoretical concepts.

Methods: Confirmatory factor analysis was used in the development of the newly developed self-efficacy measure. Model fit was evaluated based upon commonly recommended goodness-of-fit indices, including the χ2 of the model fit, the Root Mean Square Error of approximation (RMSEA), the Tucker-Lewis Index (TLI), the Standardized Root Mean Square Residual (SRMR), and the Bayesian Information Criterion (BIC).

Results: All 22 items of the newly developed five-factor sources of self-efficacy have high factor loadings (range .40-.80). Structural equation modeling showed that a five-factor model is favoured over the four-factor model.
Conclusions and implications: Results of this study show that differentiation of the vicarious experience source into a peer- and expert based source reflects better how nursing students develop self-efficacy beliefs. This has implications for clinical learning environments: a better and differentiated use of self-efficacy sources can stimulate the professional development of nursing students.
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