Skip to main content

Table 1 Research questions and hypotheses of the validation study

From: Assessing the safety attitudes questionnaire (SAQ), German language version in Swiss university hospitals - a validation study

Level of evidence and reliability

Number of research question (R) or hypothesis (H)

Research question or hypothesis

Evidence based on content validity


Are the items relevant and appropriate in terms of the patient safety climate construct?


Are the items clear and easy to understand?

Evidence based on internal structure


The data from this study confirm the proposed six-factor model of the original SAQ.


Individual items of the SAQ show high correlations within its respective factor.

Evidence based on relationship to other variables


There are moderate to strong correlations between the factor scores of the SAQ and scores on the Safety Organizing Scale.

Reliability: internal consistency


SAQ shows good internal consistency.