ERIC Number: EJ690361
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2004-Oct
Reference Count: 47
Cross-Validation of the Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ): An Offender Risk and Need Assessment Measure on Australian, British, Canadian, Singaporean, and American Offenders
Loza, Wagdy; Cumbleton, Anita; Shahinfar, Ariana; Neo, Lee Hong; Evans, Maggie; Conley, Michael; Summers, Roger
Journal of Interpersonal Violence, v19 n10 p1172-1190 Oct 2004
The Self-Appraisal Questionnaire (SAQ) is a 72-item self-report measure designed to predict violent and nonviolent recidivism among adult criminal offenders. The results from using samples from Australia, Canada, England, Singapore, and two samples from the United States (North Carolina and Pennsylvania) indicated that (a) the SAQ has sound psychometric properties, with acceptable reliability and concurrent validity for assessing recidivism and institutional adjustment; (b) there were nosignificant differences among the scores of the White, African American, Hispanic, and Aboriginal Australian offenders on the SAQ; (c) there were no significant differences among offenders who completed the SAQ for research purposes versus offenders who completed it as part of a decision-making process. Results provided support for the validity of the SAQ to be used with the culturally diverse offenders involved in this research and provided further evidence that contradicts concerns that the SAQ as a self-report measure may be susceptible to lying, and self-presentation biases.
Descriptors: Foreign Countries, Measures (Individuals), Psychometrics, Recidivism, Construct Validity, Violence, Criminals, Questionnaires, Risk, Needs Assessment
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