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ERIC Number: EJ820401
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009
Pages: 10
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 36
ISSN: ISSN-1049-7315
Development of the Policy Advocacy Behavior Scale: Initial Reliability and Validity
Donaldson, Linda Plitt; Shields, Joseph
Research on Social Work Practice, v19 n1 p83-92 2009
Contemporary trends in social service delivery systems require human service agencies to engage in greater levels of advocacy to reform structures and protect programs that serve vulnerable populations. Objective: The purpose of this study was to develop an instrument to measure the policy advocacy behavior of nonprofit human service agencies. Method: Organizational demographic and policy advocacy behavior data were collected from 43 nonprofit human service agency executive directors. Results: The researchers determined that the Policy Advocacy Behavior Scale evidenced adequate reliability and validity. Conclusions: The Policy Advocacy Behavior Scale shows promise as a tool to inform future research on social work practice models that integrate policy advocacy methods. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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