Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women

Ngai, Fei-Wan, Chan, Sally Wai-Chi and Holroyd, Eleanor (2008) Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women. Journal of Clinical Nursing, 17 3: 323-332. doi:10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01882.x


Author Ngai, Fei-Wan
Chan, Sally Wai-Chi
Holroyd, Eleanor
Title Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women
Journal name Journal of Clinical Nursing   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1365-2702
0962-1067
Publication date 2008-02-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1111/j.1365-2702.2006.01882.x
Open Access Status
Volume 17
Issue 3
Start page 323
End page 332
Total pages 10
Place of publication Chichester, West Sussex, United Kingdom
Publisher Wiley-Blackwell
Language eng
Abstract Translation and validation of a Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule in Chinese childbearing women The aims of this study were to translate and evaluate the psychometric properties of the Chinese version of the Self-Control Schedule (C-SCS) in Chinese childbearing women. The SCS was developed to measure learned resourcefulness, which facilitates people's coping under adversity. Promoting learned resourcefulness in childbearing women facilitates positive adaptation to motherhood, which is essential to both maternal and child health. Thus, a reliable and valid C-SCS is crucial for the development of interventions to promote learned resourcefulness in Chinese childbearing women. In phase one, the SCS was translated into Chinese using the technique of translation and back-translation and was reviewed by an expert panel for cultural equivalence. In phase two, psychometric testing of the C-SCS was conducted by using a convenience sample of 360 childbearing women recruited from an antenatal clinic of a regional hospital. Four instruments including the C-SCS, General Self-Efficacy Scale (GSE), Rosenberg's Self-Esteem Scale (RSES) and Edinburgh's Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) were administered to the participants. Ninety-two women participated in the four-week retest. The C-SCS demonstrated good internal consistency (Cronbach's alpha = 0·83) and test-retest reliability (ICC = 0·91). Factor analysis revealed the presence of three factors supporting the conceptual dimension of the original instrument. Significant correlations with GSE (r = 0·48, p < 0·01), RSES (r = 0·41, p < 0·01) and EPDS (r = -0·46, p < 0·01) demonstrated good construct validity. The findings suggest that the C-SCS is a reliable and valid instrument for measuring learned resourcefulness in Chinese childbearing women. The C-SCS provides midwives with a useful tool in the evaluation of interventions designed to strengthen Chinese women's learned resourcefulness and promote maternal well-being during childbearing.
Keyword Chinese childbearing women
Learned resourcefulness
Midwifery
Nursing
Psychometric testing
Self-Control Schedule
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Provisional Code
Institutional Status Non-UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collection: School of Nursing, Midwifery and Social Work Publications
 
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