Psychometric Properties of the Extended Nursing Stress Scale: Measuring Stress in Workplace.

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Despite its popularity, the psychometric properties of the Extended Nursing Stress Scale (ENSS) in working adults are yet to be evaluated in different settings.


This study examined the ENSS in acute care settings among licensed nurses through a questionnaire survey. The sample responses were examined using exploratory factor analysis (EFA) and confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).


A response rate of 37% was achieved; 199 licensed nurses completed the questionnaire. Workplace stress was found to have factorial structures similar to those in the previous studies that had different samples. In this sample, all subfactors had satisfactory coefficients ranged between .58 and .89. The goodness of fit indices met the usual criteria. The reliability ranged between .64 and .95.


The ENSS showed a stable structure with reasonable internal consistency and construct validity.

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