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dc.contributor.authorGriffiths, Marnie
dc.contributor.authorFenwick, Jennifer
dc.contributor.authorGamble, Jenny
dc.contributor.authorCreedy, Debra K
dc.date.accessioned2019-11-13T02:16:37Z
dc.date.available2019-11-13T02:16:37Z
dc.date.issued2019
dc.identifier.issn1871-5192
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.wombi.2019.09.010
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/389117
dc.description.abstractBACKGROUND: Little emphasis has been given to the standardised measurement of midwifery students' perceptions of their clinical learning experiences. AIM: To develop a tool that evaluates students' perceptions of their clinical learning experiences according to environment and impact of preceptors on professional development. METHODS: A cross-sectional design was used. Tool development had three phases: item generation; expert review to assess clarity, apparent internal consistency and content validity; and psychometric testing. All Bachelor of Midwifery students at one university in Australia were invited to complete the online survey. Psychometric testing included dimensionality, internal consistency and test-retest reliability. RESULTS: A 74% (n=279) response rate was achieved. Factor analysis revealed the Clinical Learning Environment Scale and Impact of the Midwifery Preceptor Scale accounting for 53.6% and 71.5% of variance respectively. Both scales were reliable (Cronbach's alpha=.92 and .94) and valid. Overall, students positively rated the clinical learning environment and preceptors' abilities to foster their sense of identity as a midwife. Students were less satisfied with preceptors' understanding of the academic program. DISCUSSION: The new tool consists of two scales that reliably measure midwifery students' perceptions of how the clinical learning environment develops their skills and reflects a midwifery philosophy. Preceptors had a positive influence on students' skills and professional development. CONCLUSIONS: The Midwifery Student Evaluation of Practice tool is the first valid and reliable measure of students' perceptions of their clinical learning experiences. Students' feedback provides valuable information to educators and preceptors on how best to optimise clinical learning.
dc.description.peerreviewedYes
dc.languageEnglish
dc.language.isoeng
dc.publisherElsevier
dc.relation.ispartofpagefrom1
dc.relation.ispartofpageto8
dc.relation.ispartofjournalWomen and Birth
dc.subject.fieldofresearchNursing
dc.subject.fieldofresearchMedical and Health Sciences
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode1110
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode11
dc.subject.keywordsClinical
dc.subject.keywordsMidwifery
dc.subject.keywordsProfessional development
dc.subject.keywordsStudents
dc.subject.keywordsSurvey
dc.titleMidwifery Student Evaluation of Practice: The MidSTEP tool — Perceptions of clinical learning experiences
dc.typeJournal article
dc.type.descriptionC1 - Articles
dcterms.bibliographicCitationGriffiths, M; Fenwick, J; Gamble, J; Creedy, DK, Midwifery Student Evaluation of Practice: The MidSTEP tool — Perceptions of clinical learning experiences, Women and Birth, 2019, pp.1-8
dcterms.dateAccepted2019-09-30
dcterms.licensehttp://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/
dc.date.updated2019-11-10T01:35:06Z
dc.description.versionAccepted Manuscript (AM)
gro.description.notepublicThis publication has been entered into Griffith Research Online as an Advanced Online Version
gro.rights.copyright© 2019 Elsevier. Licensed under the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International Licence (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/) which permits unrestricted, non-commercial use, distribution and reproduction in any medium, providing that the work is properly cited.
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gro.griffith.authorCreedy, Debra K.
gro.griffith.authorGriffiths, Marnie L.
gro.griffith.authorGamble, Jenny A.
gro.griffith.authorFenwick, Jennifer


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