Psychometric testing of instrument the Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) in Indonesia

Noviani, Wulan and Chong, Mei-Chan and Tang, Li-Yoong (2022) Psychometric testing of instrument the Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) in Indonesia. Malaysian Journal of Medicine and Health Sciences, 18. 31 -37. ISSN 1675-8544, DOI

Full text not available from this repository.


Introduction: Professional competence is an important aspect of nursing education for improving the quality of care and safety. The Nurse Professional Competence (NPC) scale has been used internationally to assess professional competence for nursing students and registered nurses. Hence, there is an urgent need to evaluate the psychometric testing of the NPC scale in the Indonesian context. The study aimed was to adapt and validate the Indonesian version of NPC short form. Methods: The English of NPC short-version was translated into the Indonesian language guided by the World Health Organization (2018). To assess the validity and reliability, a confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) with Partial Least Square (PLS)-Structural Equation Modelling (SEM) and content validity index (CVI) was used. Six experts assessed the content and face validity. Results: The Indonesian NPC final version had excellent content validity (I-CVI = 0.83-1.00 and S-CVI/ Ave = 0.96). The construct validity and reliability were the satisfactory results with the average variance extracted ≥ 0.50, Fornell-Lacker criterion, and factors-loadings meeting the assumption (discriminant validity well established), and composite reliability revealed values ≥ 0.70 (high internal consistency reliability). Conclusion: The NPC scale was translated, culturally adapted, and instrument validated to produce an Indonesian version with 32 items. The NPC Indonesian version is valid and reliable, and that its application could evaluate nursing students' professional competence in Indonesia. © 2022 UPM Press. All rights reserved.

Item Type: Article
Funders: None
Uncontrolled Keywords: Nursing student; Professional competence; Validation studies
Subjects: R Medicine > RT Nursing
Divisions: Faculty of Medicine > Nursing Science Department
Depositing User: Ms. Juhaida Abd Rahim
Date Deposited: 31 Oct 2023 04:17
Last Modified: 31 Oct 2023 04:17

Actions (login required)

View Item View Item