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Development of an instrument for measuring clinicians' power perceptions in the workplace

Bartos, CE and Fridsma, DB and Butler, BS and Penrod, LE and Becich, MJ and Crowley, RS (2008) Development of an instrument for measuring clinicians' power perceptions in the workplace. Journal of Biomedical Informatics, 41 (6). 1041 - 1049. ISSN 1532-0464

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We report on the development of an instrument to measure clinicians' perceptions of their personal power in the workplace in relation to resistance to computerized physician order entry (CPOE). The instrument is based on French and Raven's six bases of social power and uses a semantic differential methodology. A measurement study was conducted to determine the reliability and validity of the survey. The survey was administered online and distributed via a URL by email to 19 physicians, nurses, and health unit coordinators from a university hospital. Acceptable reliability was achieved by removing or moving some semantic differential word pairs used to represent the six power bases (alpha range from 0.76 to 0.89). The Semantic Differential Power Perception (SDPP) survey validity was tested against an already validated instrument and found to be acceptable (correlation range from 0.51 to 0.81). The SDPP survey instrument was determined to be both reliable and valid. © 2008 Elsevier Inc. All rights reserved.


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Item Type: Article
Status: Published
CreatorsEmailPitt UsernameORCID
Bartos, CEceb2@pitt.eduCEB2
Fridsma, DB
Butler, BS
Penrod, LE
Becich, MJbecich@pitt.eduBECICH
Crowley, RS
Date: 1 December 2008
Date Type: Publication
Journal or Publication Title: Journal of Biomedical Informatics
Volume: 41
Number: 6
Page Range: 1041 - 1049
DOI or Unique Handle: 10.1016/j.jbi.2008.02.004
Schools and Programs: School of Medicine > Biomedical Informatics
Refereed: Yes
ISSN: 1532-0464
MeSH Headings: Humans; Physicians--psychology; Power (Psychology); Reproducibility of Results; Workplace
Other ID: NLM NIHMS81356, NLM PMC2613543
PubMed Central ID: PMC2613543
PubMed ID: 18375189
Date Deposited: 29 Aug 2012 20:11
Last Modified: 02 Feb 2019 16:56


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