Vol. 1, Issue 7 (2016)
Validating the framework of factors influencing creative process for RN-BSN students in Taiwan
Author(s): Ya-Lie Ku, Chin Tang Tu, Chien-Lin Kuo, Pei-Yu Lee
Abstract: This study was to validate the framework of factors influencing creative process for RN-BSN students in Taiwan. This is a measurement study and the initially hypothesized framework containing three factors-characteristics, abilities, and barriers of the framework which were correlated significantly to each other, and could influence the motivation of creativity among RN-BSN students in Taiwan. To confirm the framework, the statistical skill of AMOS 21.0 was applied by following Structural Equations Modeling. This study was conducted from August 2012 to July 2013 with IRB approved. The initially hypothesized framework was not validated; however, the refined framework indicated that the abilities (r=.65) and the barriers(r=.60) were moderately correlated to the motivation of creativity among RN-BSN students in Taiwan, but the characteristics were not. Nevertheless, the characteristics were highly correlated with the abilities (r=.91), but was lowly correlated with the barriers (r=.19), and there is no relationship between the abilities and barriers.