Development and initial reliability testing of an instrument to measure attitudes toward in-service programming among psychiatric hospital staff

Ivo L Abraham, B. K. Hagerty

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An instrument to determine clinical staff's perceptions and valuations of in-service programming, the Staff Development Evaluation Questionnaire, is presented. Initial testing on sample of 55 psychiatric nursing staff in a quasi-experimental one-group pretest-posttest design yielded alpha coefficients of .83 for both the pretest and the posttest and a test-retest coefficient of temporal stability of .81. The need for further assessment of reliability is emphasized, a process currently being undertaken.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)589-590
Number of pages2
JournalPsychological Reports
Volume53
Issue number2
StatePublished - 1983
Externally publishedYes

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Psychiatric Nursing
Staff Development
Needs Assessment
Nursing Staff
Psychiatric Hospitals
Surveys and Questionnaires

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