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Development of Psychosocial Safety Climate Scale
The purpose of the present research study is to develop a scale for Psychosocial Safety Climate (PSC) based on Dollar and Bakker's (2010) model of PSC that can be used to assess PSC among medical professionals in the Asian context, with special reference to healthcare settings in Kashmir. A sample of 341 medical professionals (doctors & nurses) was derived from Government Medical College and its associated hospitals, which include seven hospitals across the Kashmir valley. A total of 16 items scale was formulated on the basis of strong research and theoretical backgrounds. Exploratory factor analysis and Confirmatory factor analysis were carried out to find factor structure and confirm the same respectively. The findings revealed a three-factor structure consisting of management support, management communication, and management priority and participation explaining 53.3% of the variance. A confirmatory factor analysis revealed an acceptable model fit with CMIN/df = 2.29, GFI = 0.92, CFI = 0.93, and RMSEA = 0.06. The findings of the study corroborate that the scale holds well in the present context and therefore can help in creating a psychologically safe environment to work in.
psychosocial safety climate, medical professionals, government medical college, exploratory factor analysis.
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