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ERIC Number: EJ947355
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 13
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 43
ISSN: ISSN-0889-7077
Driving While Impaired (DWI) Intervention Service Provider Orientations: The Scales of the DWI Therapeutic Educator Inventory (DTEI)
DeMuro, Scott; Wanberg, Kenneth; Anderson, Rachel
Substance Abuse, v32 n4 p225-237 2011
The therapeutic educator who provides services to driving while impaired (DWI) offenders is a unique professional hybrid, combining education and therapeutic service delivery. In an effort to understand and address this service provider, a 69-item DWI Therapeutic Educator Inventory (DTEI) was constructed. Using principal components and common factor analyses, 6 reliable DWI provider orientation styles were identified: judicial, disease, structure, relationship, interaction, and empathic-supportive. Second-order factoring identified 2 broad reliable dimensions: correctional and therapeutic. These findings further support the construct validity of the DTEI and raise a new question for research: do different provider orientations impact intervention outcomes, such as relapse and recidivism? (Contains 3 tables and 1 figure.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
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Language: English
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