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Table 1 Variables and instruments used in the study

From: Variables associated with interprofessional collaboration: a comparison between primary healthcare and specialized mental health teams

Blocks of variablesVariablesInstruments
1) Independent variables (IV):
 Individual Characteristics1AgeResearch team socio-demographic questionnaire.
2GenderResearch team socio-demographic questionnaire.
3Belief in the benefits of interdisciplinary collaborationInstrument designed by Sicotte et al. (2002) [1], composed of five items; 5 likert scale; Cronbach alpha (α): 0.92; (Original version in French).
Global internal consistency of the version for this study; 7 likert-scale; α: 0.92.
4Seniority in the teamResearch team socio-demographic questionnaire.
 Interactional Characteristics5Knowledge sharing (intention to share knowledge)Instrument designed by Bock, Zmud, Kim and Lee (2005) [2], composed of five items;. 5 likert scales; α: 0.93; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French version: N.A.
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale: α:0.86.
6Knowledge integrationInstrument designed by Song and Xies (2000) [3], composed of nine items; 11 likert-scale; α: N.A.; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French Version: N.A.
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale; α:0.95.
7Affective commitment toward the teamInstrument designed by Allen and Meyer (1990) [4], composed of four items; 7 likert-scale; α: 0.86–0.92; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French Version: N.A.
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale; α:0.91.
8Participation in decision-makingInstrument designed by Campion, Medsker and Higgs (1993) [5], composed of three items; 5 likert-scale;. α: 0.88; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French version [6]; α: 0.80.
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale; α:0.90.
9Mutual trustInstrument designed by Simons and Peterson (2000) [7], composed of four items;5 likert-scale; α: 0.89. (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French version [8];α:0.90.
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale; α:0.92.
10Team climateInstrument designed by Anderson and West (1998) [9], composed of nineteen items (4 dimensions); 5 likert-scale α: 0.84–0.92; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the First french version [10];: 0.88–0.93.
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale; (sum of the 4 dimensions) α: 0.84–0.93.
11Team conflictInstrument designed by Jehn and Mannix (1991) [11], composed of nine-items (3 dimensions); 5 likert-scale; α: 0.93–0.94; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French version [6]: α: 0.75–0.93
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study; 7-likert scale; (sum of the 4 dimensions) α: 0.84–0.91.
12Team autonomyInstrument designed by Campion, Medsker and Higgs (1993) [5], composed of three-items; 5 likert-scale; α: 0.76; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French version [6]: α: 0.67
Global internal consistency of the French version for this study: 7-likert scale; α:0.81.
 Structural Characteristics13Organizational supportInstrument designed by Spreitzer (1996) [12], composed of four-items. α: N.A.; (Original version).
Global internal consistency of the first French version [13]; α::0.85
French version for this study; 7-likert scale: α:0.84.
14Team sizeResearch team socio-demographic questionnaire.
 Professional Role Characteristics15Type of professionResearch team socio-demographic questionnaire.
16Multifocal identificationInstrument designed by Christ, Van Dick, Wagner, and Stellmacher (2003) [14], composed of 7 items;. 6 likert-scale; Cronbach alpha (α): 0.79; (Original version)
Global internal consistency of the first French version [15]; α::0.69
French version for this study; 7—likert-scale: α:N.A.
 2) Dependent variable (DV): Interprofessional collaboration (IPC)Instrument designed by Chiocchio, Grenier, O’Neil, Savaria and Willms (2012) [16], composed of a fourteen-items in four sub-dimensions: communication (5 items); synchronization (3 items), explicit coordination (3 items); implicit coordination (3 items); 7 likert-scale; α: 0.91–0.92; (Original version in French).
Global internal consistency of the version for this study α:0.94: