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ERIC Number: EJ851098
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2009-Sep
Pages: 12
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 0
ISSN: ISSN-1360-2322
Psychometric Properties of the ASPeCT-DD: Measuring Positive Traits in Persons with Developmental Disabilities
Woodard, Cooper
Journal of Applied Research in Intellectual Disabilities, v22 n5 p433-444 Sep 2009
Background: The Assessment Scale for Positive Character Traits-Developmental Disabilities (ASPeCT-DD) was designed to measure the presence and strength of selected positive or strength-based traits in persons with developmental disabilities. These traits may help to determine level of happiness or value associated with the more commonly measured external indicators of quality of life. Method: The present study examines the psychometric properties of this scale by exploring the factor structure, test-retest and split-half reliability, and inter-rater reliability measures. Also presented is an analysis of descriminant and convergent validity. Results: Results indicate a four-factor solution, with poor to moderate correlation among the factors. Test-retest reliability and measures of internal consistency were in the fair to excellent range, and inter-rater reliability measures were good. Initial evaluation of validation is encouraging. Discussion: Limitations of this study are discussed, as are related opportunities for future research endeavours.
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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