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Development and Description of the Culture/Climate Assessment Scale
Journal of Nursing Education
  • Cynthia M. Clark, Boise State University
  • Marcia Belcheir, Boise State University
  • Pamela K. Strohfus, Boise State University
  • Pamela J. Springer, Boise State University
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This article describes the development, implementation, and preliminary psychometric testing of the Culture/ Climate Assessment Scale (CCAS), designed and used by a school of nursing. The CCAS comprises 37 items arranged into five scales of communication, decision support, level of conflict, teamwork, and general work satisfaction, as well as three additional items that measure personal level of stress, perceived level of change, and overall level of morale. Faculty and staff completed the CCAS in three progressive administrations over a 5-year period to provide empirical data to chart the progress to improve the organizational culture and climate of one school of nursing. Preliminary testing of the CCAS supports its continued use in nursing education and other academic environments
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Cynthia M. Clark, Marcia Belcheir, Pamela K. Strohfus and Pamela J. Springer. "Development and Description of the Culture/Climate Assessment Scale" Journal of Nursing Education (2012)
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