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Revista Española de Salud Pública

On-line version ISSN 2173-9110Print version ISSN 1135-5727


PENA-SANCHEZ, Juan Nicolás; DELGADO, Ana; LUCENA-MUNOZ, Juan José  and  MORALES-ASENCIO, José Miguel. Adapting and Validating in Spanish the 4CornerSAT Questionnaire to Measure Career Satisfaction of Specialized Care Physicians. Andalusia, Spain. Rev. Esp. Salud Publica [online]. 2013, vol.87, n.2, pp.181-189. ISSN 2173-9110.

Background: Satisfaction of physicians is a concern in the healthcare sector, and it requires a multi-dimensional questionnaire in Spanish which studies their high-order needs. The objectives of this study are to adapt the 4CornerSAT Questionnaire to measure career satisfaction of physicians and to evaluate its validity in our context. Method: The 4CornerSAT Questionnaire was adapted into Spanish, validating it among physicians of hospitals in Andalusia, Spain. A confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) was performed to corroborate the a priori model, and it was evaluated the internal consistency and the construct validity through the Cronbach's alpha and the correlation between the scale and the global item, respectively. Results: The adapted questionnaire was administrated to 121 specialist physicians. The CFA corroborated the four dimensions of the questionnaire (χ2=114.64, df=94, p<0.07; χ2/df=1.22; RMSEA=0.04). The internal consistency obtained an α=0.92 and the correlation between the summed scale and the global item verified the construct validity (r=0.77; p<0.001). Conclusions: The 4CornerSAT questionnaire was adapted to Spanish, identifying an adequate construct validity and internal consistency.

Keywords : Job satisfaction; Physicians; Questionnaires; Validation Studies; Spain.

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