Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing
Research Article

Psychometrics of Stanford Presenteeism Scale-Short Form in Turkish


Intensive Care Unit Nurse, Şişli Hamidiye Etfal Training and Research Hospital, University of Health Sciences Turkey, İstanbul, Turkey


Department of Nursing, Fenerbahçe University, Faculty of Health Sciences, İstanbul, Turkey

Florence Nightingale J Nurs 2022; 30: 190-195
DOI: 10.54614/FNJN.2022.21100
Read: 149 Downloads: 34 Published: 13 June 2022

AIM: Presenteeism means that employees feel obliged to go to work even if there is a real problem that they cannot work.The main purpose is to to adapt the “Stanford Presenteeism Scale-Short Form” into Turkish on Nurses.

METHOD: This is a methodological study. The study sample included the nurses working at the medical and surgical clinics of two public hospitals in 2017 in İstanbul. A total of 290 nurses participated in the study. Language, content, construct validities, total item correlation analysis, Kaiser Meyer Olkin, Bartlett tests, confirmatory and explanatory factor analysis (EFA), stability, and Cronbach’s alpha reliability analyses were tested.

RESULTS: The content validity index of the scale was .92. Two items that have correlation values below .40 were removed from the Turkish form. Cronbach’s alpha internal consistency coefficient was .762. The structure of the four-item and single-factor Turkish form was confirmed.

CONCLUSION: Stanford Presenteeism Scale-Short Form is a valid and reliable tool for the nurses in Turkey. It is recommended to be used among nurses in different studies. Hospital and nursing care service managers should deal with “presenteeism,” since it is becoming a critical health human resource workforce issue. Health care managers may use this tool to evaluate the presenteeism level of their employees.

Cite this article as: Teoman, E., & Harmancı Seren, A. K. (2022). Psychometrics of Stanford Presenteeism Scale-short form in Turkish. Florence Nightingale Journal of Nursing, 30(2), 190-195.

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