Psychometric evaluation of a questionnaire to evaluate organizational capacity development for faculty development programs

J Educ Health Promot. 2020 Sep 28;9:233. doi: 10.4103/jehp.jehp_292_20. eCollection 2020.


Background: Organizational capacity development is an important outcome of faculty development programs, but there is a lack of an appropriate instrument for its evaluation.

Aims and objectives: The aim of this study was to develop a questionnaire to evaluate the organizational capacity development for faculty development programs and to test its psychometrics.

Materials and methods: The initial capacity development for faculty development questionnaire (CDQ-FD) of 26 items was developed based on a literature review and opinion of experts. Content validity ratio (CVR), content validity index (CVI), content validity index for items (I-CVI), and the content validity index for scales (S-CVI) were computed for content validity. Confirmatory factor analysis (CFA) and exploratory factor analysis (EFA) were performed for construct validation.

Results: The score for CVR, CVI, I-CVI, and S-CVI was 0.71, 0.83, 0.87, and 0.90, respectively. EFA resulted in a three-factor model with total variance extraction of 64%. Cronbach's alpha and Spearman Brown coefficient were investigated for reliability assessment. The Cronbach's alpha of overall scale was 0.8 and the test-retest reliability of the overall scale was 0.78. The final CDQ-FD contained 21 items and three categories.

Conclusions: The CDQ-FD questionnaire appears to be a valid and reliable instrument for the evaluation of organizational capacity development for faculty development in the medical education.

Keywords: Capacity building; empowerment; faculty; medical education; program evaluations; psychometric; questionnaire; staff development.