‘Development and Psychometric Testing of the Workplace Civility Index: A Reliable Tool to Assess Workplace Civility’ by Dr. Cindy Clark Recently Published in Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing

Sep 10, 2018, 14:07 PM by Gina Kellogg

Cynthia Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, continues to prove her expert understanding and knowledge of the issue of civility with her latest research paper in the September 2018 issue of the Journal of Continuing Education in Nursing. Along with co-authors Victoria P. Sattler, PhD, RN, and Celestina Barbosa-Leiker, PhD, Cindy — who is Strategic Nursing Advisor for ATI — lays out that fostering civility in practice and academic health care settings is a desirable goal for individuals, teams, and organizations and is paramount to safe patient care.

To prove their statement, the authors created a convenience sample — a type of nonprobability sampling that involves drawing participants for the survey that are close at hand — of nursing faculty and practice-based nurses from 393 U.S. schools of nursing.

Their results? A factor analysis and other reliability analyses support the use of the WCI as a valid and reliable measurement to measure perceptions of workplace civility acumen. (The WCI is a 20-item psychometrically sound instrument used to measure perceptions of workplace civility among individuals and groups within work environments. The index may be completed as an individual exercise; however, it is highly recommended that the index be completed with a trusted coworker, colleague, or work group to improve self-awareness, give and receive constructive feedback, and form the basis for continuing strengths and addressing areas for improvement.)

Those without access or a subscription to the journal can still get a copy and read the article if they are attending the National League for Nursing (NLN) Summit in Chicago. (Visit the Slack Publishing Booth in the exhibition area.)

Cindy will also be speaking at the NLN event on Friday, Sept. 14, 2-2:45 p.m., on the topic of "Combining the Power of Simulation, HeartMath, and Cognitive Rehearsal to Build Resilience and Foster Civility," while her colleague Janet McMahon, ATI Integration Specialist Nurse Educator, will be among the poster presenters. ATI will also have a strong booth presence at the conference.

The online link to the article is located at: Clark, PhD, RN, ANEF, FAAN, is a world-renowned expert on the topic of civility.