ERIC Number: EJ718892
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005-May
Reference Count: 28
Rationale and Development of a General Population Well-Being Measure: Psychometric Status of the GP-CORE in a Student Sample
Sinclair, Alice; Barkham, Michael; Evans, Chris; Connell, Janice; Audin, Kerry
British Journal of Guidance and Counselling, v33 n2 p153-173 May 2005
This paper presents the rationale, development, and psychometric status of a non-clinical self-report measure for the general population (GP) ? including students ? derived from the Clinical Outcomes in Routine Evaluation-Outcome Measure (CORE-OM) and hence termed the GP-CORE. In contrast to the CORE-OM, the GP-CORE does not comprise items denoting high-intensity of presenting problems or risk and thereby increases its acceptability in a non-clinical population. Uniquely, over half the items in the GP-CORE are positively keyed. Analyses showed the GP-CORE to have good reliability, to distinguish between clinical and non-clinical populations, and have convergent validity against the full version. Norms for student populations are presented. It is suggested that the GP-CORE has considerable utility as a means of tapping the psychological well being of students and can then interface with counselling and mental health services using the CORE-OM.
Descriptors: Well Being, Psychometrics, Psychological Patterns, Test Validity, Test Construction, Evaluation Research, Psychological Evaluation, Foreign Countries, Evaluation Methods, College Students, School Counseling
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Identifiers - Location: United Kingdom