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ERIC Number: EJ807024
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2005
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 29
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
The Education Participation Scale-Modified: Evaluating a Measure of Continuing Education
Dia, David; Smith, Charles A.; Cohen-Callow, Amy; Bliss, Donna Leigh
Research on Social Work Practice, v15 n3 p213-222 2005
The purpose of this study was to evaluate the measurement model and theory underlying the Educational Participation Scale-Modified (EPS-M) using confirmatory factor analysis. A probability sample of 225 licensed social workers in Maryland completed the mailed survey. The findings support a six independent factor model. Results also support the EPS-M as a valid and reliable measure for identifying motivational orientations of social workers who pursue continuing professional education. Professional knowledge was the most frequently reported motivational orientation. Implications regarding social workers' motivational orientations and the design of continuing professional education activities are discussed. (Contains 6 tables and 6 figures.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: N/A
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Maryland
Identifiers - Assessments and Surveys: Education Participation Scale