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An assessment of education, in-service training and tenure prolongation as methods for enhancing nursing performance

An assessment of education, in-service training and tenure prolongation as methods for enhancing... PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to provide an empirical basis for considering in-service training, tenure prolongation and continuing education as methods for enhancing nursing performance.Design/methodology/approachA self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data from 532 nurses, who were selected using the simple random sampling method from ten hospitals in Accra North, Ghana. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test the study’s hypotheses.FindingsThe resulting model is of good fit at 5 per cent significance level (χ2=1.492, p=0.222), with in-service training found to be the ultimate method for enhancing nursing performance. The fitted CFA model also shows that in-service training is positively associated with education and tenure at 1 per cent significance level (p<0.001). The overall evidence suggests that training, continuing formal education and tenure prolongation are methods for improving nursing performance.Originality/valueApart from its contribution to the literature, this study applies validated primary data to empirically identify key methods for enhancing nursing performance. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png International Journal of Health Care Quality Assurance Emerald Publishing

An assessment of education, in-service training and tenure prolongation as methods for enhancing nursing performance

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0952-6862
DOI
10.1108/IJHCQA-07-2018-0190
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Abstract

PurposeThe purpose of this paper is to provide an empirical basis for considering in-service training, tenure prolongation and continuing education as methods for enhancing nursing performance.Design/methodology/approachA self-reported questionnaire was used to collect data from 532 nurses, who were selected using the simple random sampling method from ten hospitals in Accra North, Ghana. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was used to test the study’s hypotheses.FindingsThe resulting model is of good fit at 5 per cent significance level (χ2=1.492, p=0.222), with in-service training found to be the ultimate method for enhancing nursing performance. The fitted CFA model also shows that in-service training is positively associated with education and tenure at 1 per cent significance level (p<0.001). The overall evidence suggests that training, continuing formal education and tenure prolongation are methods for improving nursing performance.Originality/valueApart from its contribution to the literature, this study applies validated primary data to empirically identify key methods for enhancing nursing performance.

Journal

International Journal of Health Care Quality AssuranceEmerald Publishing

Published: Jul 8, 2019

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