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Table 1 Respondent Demographics and Improvement Readiness Cronbach’s α

From: The Improvement Readiness scale of the SCORE survey: a metric to assess capacity for quality improvement in healthcare

  N Cronbach’s α % of Total
Role
 Nurse 3367 0.919 31.7%
 Physician: Attending 1036 0.926 9.7%
 Technologist (e.g., Surg., Lab, Rad.) 869 0.933 8.2%
 Other 689 0.941 6.5%
 Technician (e.g., PCT, Surg., Lab, EKG, Rad.) 567 0.937 5.3%
 Administrative Support (Administrative Asst., Work setting Coordinator, etc.) 542 0.935 5.1%
 Advance Practice Provider (PA/NP/CRNA/Nurse Clinician) 503 0.922 4.7%
 Clinical Support (Medical Assistant, CMA, EMT, etc.) 500 0.922 4.7%
 Nurse’s Aide 489 0.930 4.6%
 Therapist (RT, PT, OT, SLP) 462 0.910 4.3%
 Administrator/Manager/Supervisor 388 0.872 3.7%
 Physician: Resident 275 0.912 2.6%
 Pharmacist 198 0.927 1.9%
 Physician: Fellow 157 0.954 1.5%
 Clinical Social Worker/Case Manager 130 0.943 1.2%
 Dietician/Nutritionist 51 0.850 0.5%
 Environmental Services 41 0.964 0.4%
 Psychologist 20 0.800 0.2%
 Missing 343 0.925 3.2%
Years In Specialty
 Less than 6 months 1264 0.918 11.9%
 6 to 11 months 2184 0.928 20.6%
 1 to 2 years 1974 0.934 18.6%
 3 to 4 years 1410 0.921 13.3%
 5 to 10 years 2423 0.929 22.8%
 11 to 20 years 877 0.910 8.3%
 21 years or more 404 0.901 3.8%
 Missing 91 0.942 0.9%
Shift
 Day 7235 0.928 68.1%
 Night 1269 0.925 11.9%
 Other 946 0.933 8.9%
 Swing 1000 0.908 9.4%
 Missing 177 0.923 1.7%
Shift Length
 10 h 1402 0.929 13.2%
 12 h 3482 0.916 32.8%
 8 h 4320 0.932 40.7%
 Flex 321 0.927 3%
 Other 941 0.929 8.9%
 Missing 161 0.924 1.5%
 Total 10,627 0.930 100%
  1. Values on the arrows from IR to items represent standardized factor loadings and their standard errors, in parentheses. Values on the far right side of the figure represent residual variances for the items and their standard errors, in parentheses. The scale’s five items were presented as phrases that follow an initial prompt: “The learning environment in this work setting…”