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ERIC Number: EJ949159
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2011
Pages: 18
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 39
ISSN: ISSN-0884-1233
Validation Study of a Gatekeeping Attitude Index for Social Work Education
Tam, Dora M. Y.; Coleman, Heather
Journal of Teaching in Social Work, v31 n5 p505-522 2011
This article reports on a study designed to validate the Gatekeeping Attitude Index, a 14-item Likert scaling index. The authors collected data from a convenience sample of social work field instructors (N = 188) with a response rate of 74.0%. Construct validation by exploratory factor analysis identified a 2-factor solution on the index after four ambiguous items were eliminated. The 2-factor solution achieved modest construct validity with a mean factor-total correlation Pearson's r of 0.63 (p [less than or equal to] 0.05). Computed Cronbach's alpha was 0.74. Subscale internal consistency reliability coefficients ranged between 0.71 and 0.62. Modification of the Gatekeeping Attitude Index is recommended. (Contains 3 tables.)
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Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Evaluative
Education Level: Higher Education
Audience: N/A
Language: English
Sponsor: N/A
Authoring Institution: N/A
Identifiers - Location: Canada