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Table 6 Validity Assessment for Relations with Other Variables: Correlation of ACT Concepts with Instrumental Research Utilization (IRU) and Increasing Mean Values of the ACT Concepts by Increasing Levels of IRU

From: Advancing the argument for validity of the Alberta Context Tool with healthcare aides in residential long-term care

ACT Concept Bivariate correlation with IRU2 Mean value (and relative % change1) of ACT concepts by level of instrumental research utilization P-value for mean diff3
   1 n = 5 2 n = 11 3 n = 59 4 n = 263 5 n = 332 Total  
Leadership 0.111** 4.33 (11.98) 3.70 (-4.47) 3.68 (-4.95) 3.80 (-1.79) 3.96 (2.26) 3.87 0.005
Culture 0.154** 3.90 (1.74) 3.58 (-6.72) 3.59 (-6.37) 3.80 (-0.86) 3.91 (1.99) 3.83 0.000
Evaluation 0.119** 3.23 (-6.11) 3.02 (-12.45) 3.30 (-4.23) 3.43 (-0.35) 3.50 (1.55) 3.44 0.030
Social Capital 0.174** 3.97 (-1.16) 3.79 (-5.61) 3.82 (-4.76) 3.96 (-1.34) 4.10 (2.13) 4.01 0.000
Informal Interactions 0.167** 3.10 (-23.57) 3.82 (-5.86) 3.40 (-16.09) 3.95 (-2.73) 4.28 (5.60) 4.06 0.001
Formal Interactions 0.124** 0.50 (-62.09) 0.91 (-31.08) 1.24 (-6.20) 1.28 (-2.61) 1.38 (4.98) 1.32 0.015
Structural/Electronic Resources4 0.141** 1.70 (-36.64) 2.27 (-15.29) 1.97 (-26.40) 2.67 (-0.58) 2.85 (6.40) 2.68 0.002
Organizational Slack - Staff 0.061 2.20 (-2.89) 2.00 (-11.72) 2.15 (-5.24) 2.22 (-1.87) 2.33 (2.86) 2.27 0.610
Organizational Slack - Space5 0.067 2.93 (-6.49) 2.91 (-7.27) 2.99 (-4.55) 3.11 (-0.81) 3.19 (1.83) 3.14 0.562
Organizational Slack - Time 0.199** 2.95 (-4.16) 2.86 (-6.96) 2.69 (-12.45) 2.97 (-3.46) 3.24 (5.23) 3.08 0.000
  1. Total = overall mean of the row concept
  2. 1 = % of difference with respect to the total sample average
  3. 2 = Pearson's correlation coefficients
  4. 3 = P-value for one-way ANOVA using 5 IRU values
  5. 4 = Score derived based on 7 items (excluding the 4 items representing electronic recourses that showed misfit in Model 1)
  6. 5 = Score derived based on 2 items (excluding the 1 item on space for resident care that showed misfit in Model 1)
  7. * = Significance at 0.05 level
  8. ** = Significance at 0.01 level.