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ERIC Number: EJ786433
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2008-Feb-6
Pages: 16
Abstractor: Author
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1067-828X
Psychometric Evaluation of the Motivation to Change Inventory for Adolescents (Revised)-Icelandic Version: A Pilot Study
Sif Fridjonsdottir, Helga
Journal of Child & Adolescent Substance Abuse, v17 n2 p85-100 Feb 2008
A valid and reliable instrument was needed to assess motivation level and impact of a motivational enhancing intervention for adolescents coming for treatment at a detoxification and treatment center in Iceland. This psychometric study explored the Motivation to Change Inventory for Adolescents (Revised)-Icelandic version in that setting. Preliminary findings indicate that 14 items in the Motivation to Change Inventory of Adolescents (Revised)-Icelandic version have acceptable internal consistency reliability. These 14 items measure self-efficacy, social support, alternative activities and perception of life skills; these variables are all related to motivation to change, a multidimensional construct. Limitations and implications are discussed.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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