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ERIC Number: EJ1154484
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2017-Oct
Pages: 9
Abstractor: As Provided
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Reliability of the Colorado Family Support Assessment: A Self-Sufficiency Matrix for Families
Richmond, Melissa K.; Pampel, Fred C.; Zarcula, Flavia; Howey, Virginia; McChesney, Brenda
Research on Social Work Practice, v27 n6 p695-703 Oct 2017
Purpose: Family support programs commonly use self-sufficiency matrices (SSMs) to measure family outcomes, however, validation research on SSMs is sparse. This study examined the reliability of the Colorado Family Support Assessment 2.0 (CFSA 2.0) to measure family self-reliance across 14 domains (e.g., employment). Methods: Ten written case studies were developed. Family advocates (n = 24) independently coded each case study on each domain of the CFSA 2.0. Intraclass correlation (ICC) coefficients were calculated to determine the level of agreement between participants. Rating accuracy was calculated by subtracting the correct score for each domain and case study from the score given by the raters. Results: ICCs ranged from 0.79 to 0.96. Across all domains and case studies, family advocates were 84.4% accurate. Allowing for minor deviations (off by 1 on the 5-point scale) shows 96% accuracy. Discussion: A well-constructed SSM can be used to collect reliable and objective data on family self-sufficiency.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Identifiers - Location: Colorado; California
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