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Student satisfaction and self confidence in learning scale (SSCL)—reliability and validity test of the Polish version

  • Katarzyna Studnicka1,*,
  • Danuta Zarzycka2
  • Jakub Zalewski3

1Carpathian State College in Krosno, 38-400 Krosno, Poland

2Department of Pediatrics and Pediatric Nursing, Faculty of Health Sciences, Medical University of Lublin, 20-093 Lublin, Poland

3Institute of Health Sciences Opole University in Opole, 45-040 Opole, Poland

DOI: 10.22514/sv.2023.069 Vol.19,Issue 5,September 2023 pp.104-111

Submitted: 21 September 2022 Accepted: 11 January 2023

Published: 08 September 2023

(This article belongs to the Special Issue Medical Simulation - success in education, future of science)

*Corresponding Author(s): Katarzyna Studnicka E-mail:


Determination of psychometric indices of the Polish language version of the Student Satisfaction and Self Confidence in Learning Scale (SSCL). The validity of the research conducted is significant, the scale of the SSCL will be the first tool in Poland, thanks to which the possibility will be created to monitor the didactic process in which the high-fidelity simulation method is used. Construct validity was tested using the following Confirmatory Factor Analysis (CFA fit index is 0.52) and Exploratory Factor Analysis (EFA explains 48.3% of the variance). Cronbach’s alpha-coefficient was used to assess the internal consistency of the scale. The Cronbach’s Alpha coefficient for the scale as a whole was 0.90, for the subscale “Satisfaction with current learning” was 0.87; for the subscale “Self-confidence in learning” was 0.84. As the study showed, the simulation of high-fidelity positively affects students’ satisfaction and increases their confidence levels.


Simulation; Nursing education; Self-confidence; Validation; Adaptation; Student satisfaction and self confidence in learning scale (SSCL)

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Katarzyna Studnicka,Danuta Zarzycka,Jakub Zalewski. Student satisfaction and self confidence in learning scale (SSCL)—reliability and validity test of the Polish version. Signa Vitae. 2023. 19(5);104-111.


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