Preliminary evaluation of the healthy workplace index

Andrea E. Berndt, Mickey L. Parsons, Bruce Paper, Jennifer A. Browne

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    This article describes the development and preliminary evaluation of the Healthy Workplace Index (HWPI), a 37-item scale measuring essential components of healthy workplace (HWP) environments. The HWPI was based on Parsons' Healthy Workplace Intervention framework and is rooted in staff empowerment, shared leadership, and participatory change management. Participants were staff nurses (n = 160) at a large university teaching hospital in the southwestern United States. Preliminary analyses supported the existence of 4 factors on the HWPI, with reliability coefficients for internal consistency ranging from 0.88 to 0.93. Factor scores from the HWPI were correlated to 5 subscale scores of the Practice Environment Scale of the Nursing Work Index (PES-NWI) to determine their degree of shared relationships. Relationships between subscales of PES-NWI and the HWPI factors were strong and positive, suggesting that researchers may be able to substitute the HWPI for the PES-NWI to measure HWP characteristics. Potential advantages for HWPI substitution include the ability to measure different aspects of HWPs and the use of a tool that nurses and staff can complete.

    Original languageEnglish (US)
    Pages (from-to)335-344
    Number of pages10
    JournalCritical Care Nursing Quarterly
    Volume32
    Issue number4
    DOIs
    StatePublished - Oct 2009

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    Keywords

    • Clinical autonomy
    • Control over nursing practice
    • Healthy work environment

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    • Critical Care

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    Berndt, A. E., Parsons, M. L., Paper, B., & Browne, J. A. (2009). Preliminary evaluation of the healthy workplace index. Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, 32(4), 335-344. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3181bad48a

    Preliminary evaluation of the healthy workplace index. / Berndt, Andrea E.; Parsons, Mickey L.; Paper, Bruce; Browne, Jennifer A.

    In: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, Vol. 32, No. 4, 10.2009, p. 335-344.

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    Berndt, AE, Parsons, ML, Paper, B & Browne, JA 2009, 'Preliminary evaluation of the healthy workplace index', Critical Care Nursing Quarterly, vol. 32, no. 4, pp. 335-344. https://doi.org/10.1097/CNQ.0b013e3181bad48a
    Berndt, Andrea E. ; Parsons, Mickey L. ; Paper, Bruce ; Browne, Jennifer A. / Preliminary evaluation of the healthy workplace index. In: Critical Care Nursing Quarterly. 2009 ; Vol. 32, No. 4. pp. 335-344.
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