Turkish Validity and Reliability of the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale

Tuzer, Hilal
Kocatepe, Vildan
Yilmazer, Tuba
Inkaya, Bahar
Unver, Vesile
Levett-Jones, Tracy
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Objective: Research on simulation-based experience focuses primarily on the student's level of knowledge, skills, self-confidence, and satisfaction. There is only one scale in Turkish that can be used to measure satisfaction with the simulation experience. The aim of this study was to establish the validity and reliability of the Turkish version of the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale (SSES).Methods: The study sample consisted of 130 nursing students from two universities. Data were collected using a student information form, the Turkish version of the Satisfaction with Simulation Experience Scale (SSES-TR) and the Scale of Student Satisfaction and Confidence in Learning (SSSCL). The original SSES was translated into Turkish. Thirteen academics, who were experts in nursing and simulation, were consulted for content validity. Expert feedback was collected in a form to determine the content validity ratio using Lawshe's technique. The Turkish adaptation of the SSES was performed by four linguists to ensure linguistic validity. The correlation between the SSES-TR and SSSCL was determined using concurrent validity and Pearson's Correlation. Internal consistency tests were used to test reliability. The SSES-TR was administered to 35 students as a test-retest with an interval of two weeks to determine its consistency across time. Construct validity was evaluated by confirmatory factor analysis (CFA).Results: The scale had a content validity index (CVI) of 0.86. The SSES-TR had a Cronbach's alpha (alpha) of 0.928. The correlation between SSES-TR items and total and subscale scores ranged from 0.492 to 0.749. Test-retest reliability coefficients showed that the SSES-TR total score and subscale scores were compatible. The fit statistics of the 3-factor scale structure according to CFA are at the level of ``acceptable fit{''} according to RMSEA (0.095) and SRMR (0.090).Conclusions: The SSES-TR is a reliable and valid measure that can be used to assess nursing students' satisfaction with simulation-based experience.
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Simulation, Experience, Satisfaction, Nursing Students, Validity And Reliability