ERIC Number: EJ1021082
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2014-Apr
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Measuring Engagement in Later Life Activities: Rasch-Based Scenario Scales for Work, Caregiving, Informal Helping, and Volunteering
Ludlow, Larry H.; Matz-Costa, Christina; Johnson, Clair; Brown, Melissa; Besen, Elyssa; James, Jacquelyn B.
Measurement and Evaluation in Counseling and Development, v47 n2 p127-149 Apr 2014
The development of Rasch-based "comparative engagement scenarios" based on Guttman's facet theory and sentence mapping procedures is described. The scenario scales measuring engagement in work, caregiving, informal helping, and volunteering illuminate the lived experiences of role involvement among older adults and offer multiple advantages over typical Likert-based scales.
Descriptors: Participation, Measures (Individuals), Employment, Caregivers, Helping Relationship, Volunteers, Vignettes, Older Adults, Item Response Theory, Test Construction, Goodness of Fit
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