Validating a "spurning scale" for nurses in Hong Kong

Wai Hing CHEUK, Kwok Sai Tricia CHEUK-WONG, Sidney ROSEN

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Based on a model on spurned helpers’ reactions, a spurning scale for nurses was constructed with items to assess the extent to which practicing nurses experience recurrent rejection of their help by patients and colleagues. Three approaches were employed to examine the validity of the scale: the relationship of the spurning scores with job satisfaction and turnover scores; the relationships of the spurning scores with burnout scores; and the relationships of the spurning scores with scores indicative of stress arising from interactions with one’s patients, colleagues, and supervisor. Practicing nurses in Hong Kong (N = 212) who were enrolled in a refresher program of studies responded to a questionnaire containing the variables of interest. The results offered promising evidence for the validity of the scale. Copyright © 2003 Springer Science + Business Media, LLC.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)47-56
JournalCurrent Psychology
Issue number1
Publication statusPublished - 2003


Cheuk, W. H., Wong, K. S. & Rosen, S. (2003). Validating a "spurning scale" for nurses in Hong Kong. Current Psychology, 22(1), 47-56.


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