The Psychometric Properties of the Nursing Warmth Behavior Scale Chilean version 35-item Likert Scale in the Puerto Rican Sample
ResumenThis study aimed to assess the psychometric proprieties of the Nursing Warmth Behavior Scale (Escala ECAE: Comportamiento de Calidez de Enfermería), Chilean 35-item Spanish version by Lagos Sánchez (2017) in the Puerto Rican population. Since there were no scales that measure nursing warmth behavior in Puerto Rico. This study applied quantitative non-probabilistic and instrumental and quota sampling. The sample consisted of 316 participants, and 66% were females. A Confirmatory Factor Analysis was used to examine the construct validity. The results show there was an unsuitable fit as a whole model, and the scale reduced to an 8-item scale with poor indices. However, there was an improvement in the CFI and TLI in Model 3; however, the scale possesses a good Cronbach’s alpha of (.93).
Keywords: Confirmatory Factor Analysis, Likert Scale, psychometric, warmth, nursing, satisfaction