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Table 3 Pearson’s correlations between items alongside for each item: the item total correlation, Cronbach’s alpha if deleted and the exploratory factor analysis factor loadings

From: Beyond the clinical team: evaluating the human factors-oriented training of non-clinical professionals working in healthcare contexts

Human factors skills Items 5 7 9 10 11 12 13 14 15 16 17 18 13 item set alpha = .936 Final 12 item instrument alpha = .934
Corrected item-total correlations Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted Corrected item-total correlations Cronbach’s alpha if item deleted Factor loadings EFA
Care 1. When my colleagues are upset, I can help them calm down .523 412 .508 .446 .377 .452 .544 .465 .514 .533 .528 .484 .64 .932 .63 .930 .644
Teamwork/communication 5. I can speak up when I am part of a team to say what I think is going on   .465 .615 .618 .503 .513 .541 .607 .604 .525 .500 .427 .71 .930 .71 .927 .733
Decision making 7. When I am not sure what to do, I can still make a decision    .478 .499 .505 .473 .590 .536 .589 .525 .470 .378 .65 .932 .65 .929 .675
Leadership 9. I know when I should take the lead in a team     .592 .428 .463 .641 .665 .607 .603 .633 .506 .74 .928 .74 .926 .771
Situational awareness 10. Even when things are very busy, I can remember the goals for my team      .552 .494 .544 .638 .612 .569 .486 .447 .72 .929 .72 .927 .745
Situational awareness 11. I can think ahead, about what might happen next at work       .514 .579 .531 .564 .414 .401 .290 .62 .932 .63 .930 .650
Teamwork 12. I can work well with new teams I have not worked with before        .517 .487 .481 .442 .459 .382 .62 .932 .62 .930 .631
Leadership 13. I can reassign tasks between members of my team when some people are busier than others.         .615 .571 .549 .662 .397 .75 .928 .75 .925 .766
Communication 14. I can choose the key facts I need to tell a colleague during a good handover          .779 .667 .664 .538 .80 .927 .79 .924 .844
Decision making 15. When I am under pressure, I can still make important decisions           .712 .607 .559 .80 .927 .79 .924 .837
Care 16. I can stay calm and do my job even when I am under stress.            .624 .610 .74 .929 .74 .926 .775
Teamwork/communication 17. I can give my colleagues feedback that helps them do their jobs better             .586 .73 .929 .72 .927 .755
Care *18. I can show others that I care, even when I am under stress.             .61 .933
  1. *Items excluded prior to EFA. Not included in the final instrument