ERIC Number: ED249837
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1984-Aug-1
Reference Count: 0
The Development of Guidelines for Feedback on Professional Behavior in Level I Field Work Performance.
Guidelines for feedback on professional behavior during field work were developed for students during initial exposure to the clinical practice of occupational therapy. Using Likert's Method of Summed Ratings, brainstorming and a review of the American Occupational Therapy Association Field Work Performance Report resulted in the generation of a list of 38 items for feedback. Items were organized into three categories and matched with a five-point interval scale. After field testing, the opinionnaire was distributed to 50 junior and 50 senior University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee occupational therapy students and 55 clinical faculty. Responses were tallied by summing the scores for each item on the scale for each group. The resulting scores were used to assign the items to one of five response categories. Numerical values for the five categories of response were determined by multiplying the number of respondents in each group by each of the five numbers of the interval scale. Items that were scored in the favorable or above range by either students or clinical faculty were included in the final list of guidelines for feedback. Findings indicate that students valued and were willing to use feedback. Clinical faculty also wanted students to receive and use feedback. The study questionnaire is appended. (Author/SW)
Publication Type: Dissertations/Theses - Practicum Papers; Reports - Research; Tests/Questionnaires
Education Level: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Note: Ed.D. practicum paper, Nova University.