Understanding The Core Self Evaluation Scale

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Almost, Doran, Hall and Laschinger (2010) linked antecedent variables to intra-group conflict among nurses. The purpose was to develop and test a theoretical model, which linked antecedent variables to intragroup conflict among nurses, followed by conflict management and two outcome variables (Almost, et al., 2010). The authors used Cox’s (2008) Critical Theory, where conflict is deemed a process, with antecedents and outcomes. The method of the study was a predictive non-experimental survey that tested the theoretical model. The sample for the study included 275 acute care nurses who were chosen from the College of Nurses of Ontario (CNO) registry. Six-hundred nurses were randomly selected from the CNO, but for the purpose of maintaining accuracy in estimates the number was decreased. Almost et al. (2010) used six different tools in the study. The Core Self-evaluation Scale ([CCS]; Bono & Judge, 2003). The CSS has twelve items, which use a five-point Likert-type scale. The scale measured self-esteem, generalized self-efficacy, locus of control, and neuroticism. Almost et al. (2010) report that the scale has previously demonstrated a Cronbach’s alpha ranging from 0.81 to 0.87. The authors used the Unit Technology Scale ([UTS]; Leatt & Schneck, 1981), which had 21 items and used a five-point Likert-type scale to measure the complexity of nursing care on the unit. The author reported that the questionnaire had previously good reliability and validity (Alexander,…
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