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Table 5 Final Survey Items

From: Measuring psychological safety in healthcare teams: developing an observational measure to complement survey methods

Length of time working with this team:
Please respond to the following questions by indicating your response between 1 = strongly disagree and 10 = strongly agree
Section 1. Please answer the following questions in relation to your team leader
Questions b1 Strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 6 7 Strongly agree
1. If I had a question or was unsure of something in relation to my role at work, I could ask my team leader        
2. I can communicate my opinions about work issues with my team leader        
3. I can speak up about personal problems or disagreements to my team leader        
4. I can speak up with recommendations/ideas for new projects or changes in procedures to my team leader        
5. If I made a mistake on this team, I would feel safe speaking up to my team leader        
6. If I saw a colleague making a mistake, I would feel safe speaking up to my team leader        
7. If I speak up/voice my opinion, I know that my input is valued by my team leader        
8. My team leader encourages and supports me to take on new tasks or to learn how to do things I have never done before.        
9. If I had a problem in this company, I could depend on my team leader to be my advocate        
Section 2. Please answer the following questions in relation to your peers/the other members of your team
Questions b1 Strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 6 7 Strongly agree
10. If I had a question or was unsure of something in relation to my role at work, I could ask my peers        
11. I can communicate my opinions about work issues with my peers        
12. I can speak up about personal issues to my peers        
13. I can speak up with recommendations/ideas for new projects or changes in procedures to my peers        
14. If I made a mistake on this team, I would feel safe speaking up to my peers        
15. If I saw a colleague making a mistake, I would feel safe speaking up to this colleague        
16. If I speak up/voice my opinion, I know that my input is valued by my peers        
Section 3. Please answer in relation to your team as a whole
Questions b1 Strongly disagree 2 3 4 5 6 7 Strongly agree
17. It is easy to ask other members of this team for helpa        
18. People keep each other informed about work-related issues in the team        
19. There are real attempts to share information throughout the team        
Compared to similar meetings with your team howdifferentwas:b
Questions Very different Different Slightly Different Neutral Slightly different Not different Not at all Different
20. This meeting?        
21. Your behaviour during this meeting        
22. The behaviour of your colleagues        
  1. aReverse scored
  2. bThe sections of the survey marked in italics were changed based on pilot tests