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Table 4 Verification of criterion-related validity of the ESQ-NS

From: The development and validation of the Ethical Sensitivity Questionnaire for Nursing Students

  ESQ-NS
Overall Factor 1 Factor 2 Factor 3
Respect for individuals Distributive justice Maintaining patients’ confidentiality
β a 95% CI P β a 95% CI P β a 95% CI P β a 95% CI P
JMST
 Overall 0.078 (–0.073–0.229) 0.31 0.144 (–0.074–0.362) 0.20 0.066 (–0.360–0.492) 0.76 0.01 (–0.649–0.669) 0.98
 Responsibility of nurses and with respect of patient 0.019 (–0.033–0.071) 0.48 0.060 (–0.015–0.135) 0.12 –0.138 (–0.285–0.009) 0.07 0.143 (–0.084–0.371) 0.22
 Faithfulness to judgment of a doctor and rule -0.031 (–0.081–0.020) 0.23 -0.067 (–0.140–0.005) 0.07 0.09 (–0.052–0.231) 0.21 –0.185 (–0.404–0.033) 0.10
 Introspection 0.025 (–0.006–0.063) 0.11 0.055 (0.005–0.104) 0.03* 0.033 (–0.065–0.130) 0.51 –0.038 (–0.188–0.112) 0.62
 Sincerity 0.025 (–0.014–0.064) 0.20 0.035 (–0.021–0.091) 0.22 0.074 (–0.036–0.183) 0.19 –0.019 (–0.188–0.151) 0.83
 Judgment of the care conflict 0.049 (0.019–0.080) <0.01** 0.078 (0.035 –0.122) <0.01*** 0.011 (–0.075–0.097) 0.81 0.197 (0.065–0.329) <0.01**
 Decision-making 0.005 (–0.024–0.035) 0.73 0.018 (–0.025–0.061) 0.40 –0.019 (–0.103–0.065) 0.66 –0.021 (–0.151–0.108) 0.75
 Benevolence –0.006 (–0.039–0.027) 0.72 –0.011 (–0.059–0.036) 0.65 0.037 (–0.055–0.130) 0.43 –0.103 (–0.246–0.040) 0.16
JMSQ
 Overall 0.034 (–0.021–0.088) 0.22 0.054 (–0.025–0.133) 0.18 0.008 (–0.145–0.162) 0.92 0.131 (–0.106–0.368) 0.28
 Moral Strength –0.010 (–0.041–0.021) 0.52 –0.011 (–0.055–0.034) 0.64 0.007 (–0.080–0.094) 0.87 –0.114 (-0.249–0.020) 0.10
 Sense of Moral Burden 0.042 (0.011 –0.073) 0.01* 0.051 (0.006–0.097) 0.03* 0.055 (–0.033–0.144) 0.22 0.198 (0.062–0.335) <0.01**
 Moral Responsibility 0.002 (–0.013–0.017) 0.79 0.013 (–0.009–0.035) 0.24 –0.054 (–0.097–0.011) 0.01* 0.047 (–0.019–0.114) 0.16
  1. CI confidence interval
  2. aSingle regression analysis
  3. * P < 0.05
  4. ** P < 0.01
  5. *** P < 0.001