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Meta-analysis of the reliability and validity of the Anticipated Turnover Scale across studies of registered nurses in the United States.
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PMID:  20946222     Owner:  NLM     Status:  In-Process    
BACKGROUND: Globally, there are serious human and financial costs associated with registered nurse (RN) turnover. Anticipating turnover before turnover occurs is important to prevent costly and unnecessary turnover. Using a reliable and valid measure of anticipated turnover is essential to credible healthcare research on which nursing policy decisions are based. This meta-analysis provides a systematic way to determine the legitimacy of the use of the Anticipated Turnover Scale (ATS) in RN workforce research.
AIMS: The aims of this meta-analysis were to determine the consistency of reliability estimates and evidence of construct validity of ATS scores across studies of RNs in the US. A secondary purpose was to evaluate variability in reliability and validity according to study quality, century within which studies were conducted and whether studies were published or unpublished.
METHODS: Search strategies included accessing computerized databases, emailing researchers, consulting experts, footnote-chasing and accessing unpublished reports. Two independent reviewers examined studies according to inclusion criteria and quality. Consensus was reached on selected studies and quality ratings.
RESULTS: Overall mean weighted effect size (MWES) of reliability from 12 studies was 0.89. Overall MWES of validity correlating the ATS and four job satisfaction measures for seven studies was -0.53. There was variability in reliability according to quality of studies.
CONCLUSION: The ATS demonstrated excellent reliability and construct validity across studies of RNs in the US.
IMPLICATIONS FOR NURSING MANAGEMENT:   Nursing management should consider the ATS in research on prevention of RN turnover.
Kathleen M Barlow; George A Zangaro
Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Journal of nursing management     Volume:  18     ISSN:  1365-2834     ISO Abbreviation:  J Nurs Manag     Publication Date:  2010 Oct 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  2010-10-15     Completed Date:  -     Revised Date:  -    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  9306050     Medline TA:  J Nurs Manag     Country:  England    
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Languages:  eng     Pagination:  862-73     Citation Subset:  N    
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© 2010 The Authors. Journal compilation © 2010 Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
The Catholic University of America, School of Nursing, Washington, DC 20064, USA.
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