Turkish validity and reliability study of "Nursing Students' perceptions of Clinical Stressors Scale"

AYDIN M., ERDÖL H., Gorgoz M., Aksu E. F.

NURSE EDUCATION IN PRACTICE, vol.64, 2022 (SCI-Expanded) identifier identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 64
  • Publication Date: 2022
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/j.nepr.2022.103440
  • Journal Indexes: Science Citation Index Expanded (SCI-EXPANDED), Social Sciences Citation Index (SSCI), Scopus, ASSIA, CINAHL, EBSCO Education Source, Education Abstracts, Educational research abstracts (ERA), EMBASE, MEDLINE
  • Keywords: Clinical stressor, Scale adaptation, Validity, Reliability, Nursing students, LEARNING-ENVIRONMENT
  • Karadeniz Technical University Affiliated: Yes


Background: Clinical education is a significant part of nursing education, but students frequently perceive it as stressful. There is no valid and reliable scale to determine the clinical stressor perceptions of nursing students in Turkey.Objective: The study aims to adapt the "Nursing Students' Clinical Stressor Perceptions Scale" (NSPCSS) into Turkish and perform its validity and reliability study for nursing students.Method: The research was conducted in a methodological design between 30 September 2021 and 1 November 2021. The sample consisted of 304 nursing students.Results: "The Cronbach's alpha" reliability coefficient of the NSPCSS is 0.912. The retest coefficient is 0.90 and the item correlation values are between 0.404 and 0.689.Conclusion: The study has shown that the NSPCSS-TR is a valid and reliable assessment tool to evaluate clinical stressors in nursing students.