ERIC Number: ED140168
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1975
Reference Count: 0
The Factorial Measurment of Master's Level Clinical Functions in Mental Health Agencies.
Bogart, Lynn C.; Smith, Ronald G.
This research is part of an effort to assess the job functions required of master's level clinical psychologists, to simplify their relationships through factor analysis, and to develop factor scales for the measurement of job functions required at mental health agencies. In response to an earlier questionnaire, 20 master's level clinical functions had been either endorsed or not endorsed by chief psychologists at 396 mental health agencies. In the first part of this study, those cases were divided into halves, with each half randomly selected so as to provide proportional representation from each of nine mental health agency types. Then, both halves were factor analyzed using three different rotational methods in order to determine which method most reliably reproduced which factors in both samples. It was found that the orthogonal rotation most reliably replicated four factors. In the second part of the study, the entire sample was factor analyzed, and factor scores for each of the four most reliable factors were recorded for each case. Mean factor scores were generated for each of nine mental health agency types, and displayed graphically. (Author)
Publication Type: Reports - Research
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Note: Tables and figures may reproduce poorly; Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the Southwestern Psychological Association (Albuquerque, New Mexico, April 29-May 1, 1976)