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Table 2 Factor model and reliability

From: Safety culture in the primary health care settings based on workers with a leadership role: the psychometric properties of the Slovenian-language version of the safety attitudes questionnaire – short form

Item Factor loading Cronbach’s alpha Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted
Factor 1: Perception of Management   0.869  
Management is doing a good job. 0.837 0.847
Management doesn’t knowingly compromise patient safety. 0.814 0.853
Management supports my daily efforts. 0.808 0.850
I get adequate and timely information about events that might affect my work. 0.737 0.854
All the necessary information for diagnostic and therapeutic decisions is routinely available to me. 0.732 0.862
Nurse input is well received in this clinical area. 0.706 0.855
My suggestions about safety would be acted upon if I expressed them to management. 0.678 0.855
Problem personnel are dealt with constructively. 0.610 0.858
I know the proper channels to direct questions regarding patient safety in this clinical area. 0.604 0.862
I am encouraged by my colleagues to report any patient safety concerns I may have. 0.594 0.858
The culture in this clinical area makes it easy to learn from the errors of others. 0.394 0.867
The levels of staffing in this clinical area are sufficient to handle the number of patients. 0.356 0.883
Factor 2: Stress Recognition   0.862  
I am less effective at work when fatigued. 0.883 0.789
I am more likely to make errors in tense or hostile situations. 0.812 0.833
When my workload becomes excessive, my performance is impaired. 0.779 0.807
Fatigue impairs my performance during emergency situations (e.g. emergency resuscitation, seizure). 0.636 0.866
Factor 3: Teamwork Climate   0.870  
I experience good collaboration with staff physicians in this clinical area. −0.825 0.791
I experience good collaboration with nurses in this clinical area. −0.739 0.823
I experience good collaboration with pharmacists in this clinical area. −0.637 0.850
The physicians and nurses here work together as a well-coordinated team. −0.591 0.868
Factor 4: Communication   0.830  
In this clinical area it is difficult to discuss errors. 0.825 0.782
Communication breakdowns that lead to delays in delivery of care are common. 0.739 0.795
Disagreements in this clinical area are resolved appropriately. 0.673 0.799
In this clinical area it is difficult to speak up if I perceive a problem with patient care. 0.643 0.787
I have the support I need from other personnel to care for patients. 0.593 0.824
This hospital does a good job of training new personnel. 0.568 0.823
Factor 5: Safety Climate   0.781  
Medical errors are handled appropriately in this clinical area. 0.813 0.664
I receive appropriate feedback about my performance. 0.799 0.786
I would feel safe being treated here as a patient. 0.666 0.707
It is easy for personnel here to ask questions when there is something that they do not understand. 0.610 0.747
Factor 6: Working Conditions and Satisfaction   0.874  
This is a good place to work. −0.926 0.831
I am proud to work in this clinical area. −0.912 0.824
Working here is like being part of a large family. −0.825 0.837
Morale in this clinical area is high. −0.713 0.850
I like my job. −0.589 0.880
Trainees in my discipline are adequately supervised. −0.564 0.880